The wonderful benefits of sleep meditation.
Around 3% of the world’s population suffers insomnia, a sleep disorder in which the person isn’t able to fall sleep, wakes up in the middle of the night, or just feels like didn’t get enough rest after waking up. This disorder has a negative impact in people’s life, people tend to feel tired, frustrated, and when it last a long time it can increase the risk of anxiety, and depression. We all know meditation for being an excellent way to go through our day calm, and with energy, but it also has benefits on the way how we sleep, and reduces insomnia while improving our mood.
Meditation is a cheap way to fight against insomnia, you don’t need any kind of tools, and is a really easy activity. Here are some of the best benefits we can get with sleep meditation.
Gets rid of the stress: One of the main reasons for insomnia is the stress, we are always thinking on the things we need to do next day, on the things we are worried about, and we are constantly focusing on the future or the past. With sleep meditation we are only keeping our thoughts on the present, which helps us keep relax, and catch a sleep easily.
It’s effortless: Meditation is an easy activity that anyone can do, although it can be hard to keep your mind focused on the moment at the beginning, you will gradually adapt to it. There are some great meditation classes that you can take, but if you don’t want to spend money on that you can learn everything on the internet.
Even if you don’t suffer insomnia, you have to do it: Meditation is scientifically proven to improve the sleep quality, making us feel refresh when we wake up, and ready to rock the day.
It helps with the side effects that come with sleep disorders: Insomnia has negative psychological effects like irritability, anxiety, depression, and frustration. Meditation affects some parts of the brain that are involved in the control of emotions, we also learn to control the negative thoughts.
We become more aware of ourselves: We start to pay more attention to our emotions, and thoughts, without judging us, which is key to understand some negative thoughts that might be causing us trouble to sleep.
Meditation increases the levels of melatonin: This is a hormone that has a huge impact in our sleep state.It stimulates the brain waves that are in charge of our sleep state, and relaxation.You will experience other great benefits, such as a healthier heart, a stronger immune system, and a better control of pain.You can do it anywhere, and whenever you want at no cost.
Are you ready to start? If you are a beginner do this simple exercise before you go to sleep: Lay down in your bed and start to focus on your breathing while your body is relaxing, then start to count up to 10, but make sure that you are only focusing on your breathing, and the numbers, if you notice that your mind is getting distracted, start to count again. It may also be useful to play a sleep meditation music in the background.