Resources for Sleeping Well
Many people find that at some point in their life their sleep becomes disturbed. Whether it is because of unexpected stress, the disturbance of a regular routine, through travel, young children and very often because of something that just can't be pinpointed, sleep issues are increasingly common.
There is much that can be done to help with sleep issues. One of the key things that can help is to think of your mind and body like a glass of water that needs to be regularly emptied to avoid it brimming over. When we get too full it can be increasingly difficult to come down enough to rest well. Our systems remain on red alert at the time we most want to let go, sometimes for good reason, but more often than not, because it forgot how not to.
Below you will find tools, articles and MP3s to listen to that will help.
Sleep Easy Sessions
Sleep Audios (MP3)
Use these audios during the day to prepare your mind and body for a good night sleep, at night to fall asleep by, or if you should wake in the middle of the night.
Warning - these may make you sleepy!
Please listen only when you are in a safe, comfortable space and never when driving or operating machinery.
A Breathing Technique For Relaxation And To Aid Sleep
7/11 Breathing is a powerful breathing technique that can change your body's relationship to relaxation and sleep. Here you can find out all about it and how to incorporate it into your healthy sleep routine.
Find Out About 7/11 Breathing Here
Huffington Post Article on Sleep
This article was published quite some time ago now, but it contains a few tips that may help.
Huffington Post Article on Sleep and Stress
Kirsty Macdonald on Insight Timer
Insight Timer is a wonderful resource. You can find one of my popular sleep downloads here. If you find it helpful or relaxing it please show your appreciation by leaving positive feedback as it can really help others who will benefit.
Book - Teach Yourself to Sleep by Kate Mikhail
A while back I was asked to contribute to this best-selling book on sleep by Kate Mikhail. In it she charts her own journey learning how overcome insomnia and learn how to sleep well through the night. You can order it through all good booksellers, but I particularly like this one that supports local bookshops. www.Bookshop.org