According to a study by the CDC, about 70 million Americans suffer from chronic sleep problems and this number could in fact be much higher. If you are someone that struggles to drop off to sleep at night, you aren’t alone, yet it also isn’t something that you have to put up with. If you can’t get to sleep at night, then there are things you can do in order to help you drop off and one of the best things is meditation.
Guided sleep meditation has been shown to help improve sleep and reduce problems with struggling to drop off, as well as helping you to stay asleep throughout the night. Meditation works by triggering the relaxation responses in the body which in turn reduces your breathing rate and heart rate, lowering the levels of stress hormones in the bloodstream. When you are feeling more relaxed, you are more likely to drop off to sleep and won’t be stuck over thinking or feeling anxious.
Sleep is very important for both your physical and mental health so you want to ensure you get enough each night. With enough sleep you will feel happier, more motivated and ready to face whatever the day throws at you. There are many guided meditation practices that you can listen to and try that will help you to nod off once the evening rolls around.
If you are looking to find out more about guided sleep meditation and how it can help you, check out the infographic below.
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