The Good Egg: Meditation & Sleep

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Happy Thursday Yolks! It’s another beautiful day of the week. Today we’re going to talk about how to create a restful mind and some tips on how to improve sleep.

Meditation can relieve the mind of its stressors and allow it to relax. “The mind’s tendency to get caught up in thoughts is perhaps strongest at bedtime, when we suddenly stop and be still. In scientific terms, meditation helps lower the heart rate by igniting the parasympathetic nervous system and encouraging slower breathing, thereby increasing the prospect of a quality night’s sleep.” Headspace

Before going to bed tonight, listen to this meditation (you’ll need to scroll down a little bit) and see if it helps you relax. It’s an 11 minute meditation but start at minute 2. Enjoy!

Tips to Improve Sleep

Set a schedule: go to bed and wake up at the same times each day

Exercise 20–30 minutes each day but make sure it’s at least a few hours before bedtime

Avoid caffeine and alcohol before bed

Relax before bed: take a warm bath or shower, drink some warm tea, do some light reading, etc.

Create a room for sleep: no screens, no bright lights or loud sounds, and keep the room at a cool temperature

Sleep Tips

For sleep hygiene tips, night time tips for better sleep, pre-bed tips for insomnia, day time better sleep tips, supplement and nutrition tips, and bonus pet tips, read this super informative Whoop article.

Sleep is so incredibly important and many times we don’t get enough of it because of the stress we have in our lives. Meditation can help with that! I hope you find the meditation and sleep tips useful and that they improve your sleep quality. Have a wonderful Thursday!

-The Good Egg 🐣

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