WAYS TO HELP YOU GET TO SLEEP

There are many reasons for insomnia, either getting to sleep or waking up in the middle of the night.
One of the most common reasons for sleeplessness is stress, either in the mind or the body – or both.

Take a walk or do some yoga. Moving and stretching your body helps loosen up muscles and takes away aches and pains.

Reading takes your mind away from day-to-day activities and worry. Choose something uplifting and interesting so you look forward to picking up the book, kindle or tablet.

Write down any worries or just reminders for the next day, so you can forget about them. Your subconscious mind may come up with a solution or idea while you’re asleep.

MUSIC  IS CALMING, ENJOYABLE AND GETS YOU TO SLEEP IN NO TIME

Choose music that you like and enjoy. Music at a moderate or slow tempo is ideal because your heartbeat, mind and breathing will naturally get in sync with the music.  You might enjoy slow music that you recognize for getting to sleep, concentrating on the music rather than your thoughts. When you find music that makes you sleep, try using that each night.  Soon you will find yourself getting drowsy each time you hear that same music.  If the music you recognize and can name doesn’t work, then use improvised music so you don’t need to think about it. With the meditative music, it will be there in the background as you stretch, do some deep breathing, then fall asleep.

For classical harp music, try listening to: Classical Favorites from the Harp.

For meditative improvised music, try listening to Serenity from the Harp: http://heavenlyharpist.com.

Both of these CD’s are also available at Amazon.com.