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  • 1. The Most Useful Ways to Use Meditation for Sleep
  • 2. If you end up lying in bed for hours at night and you wake up tired in the morning you may want to try using the techniques of meditation for sleep.
  • 3. Using the techniques of meditation for sleep is very helpful at curing mild sleeping problems, especially those related to stress.
  • 4. It can also be used to help reduce the symptoms of insomnia, but it may depend on your level of concentration and greatly by what your insomnia is caused by.
  • 5. Before you start using meditation for sleep ask yourself why it is you cannot fall asleep.
  • 6. Meditation is very powerful, but sleep deprivation can be related to many disorders that are serious health problems you don't want to ignore.
  • 7. There are many reasons that you may not be falling asleep.
  • 8. • Stressful thoughts
  • 9. • Too much caffeine
  • 10. • Being uncomfortable
  • 11. • Having an inconsistent schedule
  • 12. • Restless leg syndrome
  • 13. • Medication
  • 14. Obviously, some of these problems can be solved without meditation, so make sure these are not the cause of your sleeplessness before you get started using meditation for sleep.
  • 15. Meditation can be used to help sleeping problems when you are stressed, uncomfortable, when you have RLS, or if you use certain types of medication.
  • 16. 1. Become Comfortable
  • 17. To help you try to go to sleep you need to first make sure you are comfortable.
  • 18. Set the appropriate room temperature and put on a pair of pajamas you find comfortable.
  • 19. The posture you use for meditation for sleep is important as well.
  • 20. Since the purpose of the meditation is to go to sleep you may want to lie down, but you can sit up if it makes you tired faster.
  • 21. 2. Remove Other Distractions
  • 22. You can meditate when you have other distractions around the room.
  • 23. Turn off the TV, your cell phone, the computer, and the radio.
  • 24. If you often look up at your clock at night to see the time, turn the clock around.
  • 25. Turn off the lights or use sleeping masks if you have to.
  • 26. 3. Clear you're Mind
  • 27. One of the most important parts of meditation for sleep is learning how to clear your mind.
  • 28. This may involve using breathing techniques or writing a diary.
  • 29. Whatever technique you use, it should leave you relaxed and content.
  • 30. Don't spend the time thinking about the day and everything that upsets you.
  • 31. 4. Focus on Your Body
  • 32. This specific technique of meditation for sleep can help people with RLS and those who lay awake all night tossing and turning.
  • 33. Focus on your toes first, and slowly work your way to your feet and other body parts until you get to your head.
  • 34. Concentrate deeply until all the feeling is gone from that body part.
  • 35. 5. Use Mental Imagery
  • 36. Mental imagery is a great way for you to transition to sleep.
  • 37. Concentrate on thoughts that are calming to you.
  • 38. You can think about happy moments, dreams, colors, sounds, or music.
  • 39. When you go through all of these techniques for meditation for sleep you should find yourself falling asleep much easier.
  • 40. Start keeping track of how well you slept everyday in the morning.
  • 41. Keep researching to find more techniques for mediation for sleep and keeping a sleeping journal.
  • 42. After a few nights you should start being able to fall asleep much easier than before.
  • 43. Resource Box
  • 44. Every morning wake up and write down how you slept the night before.
  • 45. Don't worry about the time you fell asleep, just write how long you think it took you to go to sleep and how well you slept through the night.
  • 46. Keep tract of which techniques work the best for you so you can find easier ways to use meditation for sleep.
  • 47. The Most Useful Ways to Use Meditation for Sleep