Bedtime Meditation

and Sleep

I love climbing under the blankets, chilling out and drifting off to sleep. When I wake up the next day, I tend to feel refreshed and well-rested.

BUT IT HASN’T ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY.


There have been times when I’ve screamed into a pillow and cried with frustration because it was getting later and later and I couldn’t switch off. I’d check the time and count down the number of hours of sleep I was likely to get.

“If I fall asleep now, I’ll get 6 hours of sleep.”

“If I fall asleep now, I’ll get 5 hours and 50 minutes of sleep.”

“If I fall asleep now, I’ll get 5 hours and 30 minutes sleep…”

I’d created a cycle of stress and linked it to bedtime – and I had no idea how to break that cycle. It felt like everything I tried didn’t work--UNTIL MEDITATION.

Meditation is the solution to a better night's sleep. But let's talk about why we need better sleep first.

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9 Reasons Why Good Sleep Is Important

A good night’s sleep is incredibly important for your health. In fact, it’s just as important as eating healthy and exercising. Unfortunately, there’s a lot that can interfere with natural sleep patterns. People are now sleeping less than they did in the past, and sleep quality has decreased as well. 

 

Here are 9 reasons why good sleep is important.

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1. Poor sleep and higher body weight are linked

Poor sleep is strongly linked to weight gain. There is a growing body of research indicating that short sleep duration coincides with obesity. One explanation might be that sleep duration affects hormones regulating hunger. Another contributing factor might be that when feeling tired, people are less active and don't exercise regularly.

BOTTOM LINE: Studies show that short sleep duration can cause weight gain in all age groups.

Bedtime Meditation

and Sleep

I love climbing under the blankets, chilling out and drifting off to sleep. When I wake up the next day, I tend to feel refreshed and well-rested.

BUT IT HASN’T ALWAYS BEEN THIS WAY.


There have been times when I’ve screamed into a pillow and cried with frustration because it was getting later and later and I couldn’t switch off. I’d check the time and count down the number of hours of sleep I was likely to get.

“If I fall asleep now, I’ll get 6 hours of sleep.”

“If I fall asleep now, I’ll get 5 hours and 50 minutes of sleep.”</