We all know about our need to sleep and the consequences for not getting enough of nature’s precious elixir. Many of my clients report that they are having difficulty falling and staying asleep. I recommend being mindful about preparation for your daily recharge. Are you eating foods close to bedtime that may haunt? Do you consume alcoholic beverages prior to sleep? If you answered yes and can’t sleep, then don’t do that! Alcohol in small quantities is a stimulant and larger quantities can disturb a healthy night of sleep. Is the bedroom dark and peaceful? If not, then try making it so. Try playing a soothing nature cd of ocean waves ebbing and flowing, a rain forest or a peaceful babbling brook gently playing in the background.
Are you pondering all your choirs and searching for answers to all of life’s questions and problems while lying on your back in your pajamas, staring at the ceiling at midnight? Is this rational?? Are you really going to solve life’s problems here and now? You’ve heard the phrase, sleep on it. How many times have you awoken in the morning with an answer to your problem? We process problems and conflicts in our sleep.