Dalai Lama said – sleep is the best meditation.
For some of us that form of meditation is incredibly hard
You may know that feeling personally. It is getting late and you should turn in but just the thought of going to bed makes you anxious. You have spent too many nights lying awake, tossing and turning, waiting in vain for sleep to finally overtake you.
The longer you wait, the more you get worried that you won’t have enough energy and clarity to handle all the tasks and obligations that are waiting for you tomorrow. Or maybe you have no problems falling asleep, but after 2 to 3 hours, you are wide awake again, unable to get back into a comfortable slumber. The longer it takes, the more anxious you get. There are three aspects that influence your sleep; your environment, your body and of course your mind.
Insomnia is one of the most prevalent health challenges. More than 40 million Americans are diagnosed with some kind of sleeping disorder. Thankfully, tere are many options that help us overcome our insomnia and find the rest we so desperately need.
When I was starting high-school – Lumpy my 30 pound cat calmed me with his purring and snoring; to the point where I eventually fell asleep. Not everybody has a Lumpy – or finds a snoring cat soothing.
So what else can you do to settle into slumber each night?
Join me tomorrow Sept 16 | at 9 AM PST / 12 PM EST on the "GET REAL PODCAST" and learn more tools and insights on how you can overcome insomnia to create a deep and restful sleep.