A restful night's sleep is essential for many facets of daily life. Learn healthy nighttime rituals and listen to guided meditations designed to have you sleeping soundly every night.How To Fall Asleep Faster by Catherine Wikholm
1. How To Fall Asleep Faster
Have you ever laid in bed feeling absolutely exhausted, yet you can’t fall sleep? Tuning into physical sensations in the body is one of the most effective ways to fall asleep faster. In this session you will focus on the sensation of breathing in order to re-direct your thoughts and allow your mind to drift off to sleep.
2. Ease Evening Anxiety
In this session you will learn how to manage evening anxiety and worry. A 'letting go' mindfulness exercise will help you get some valuable distance from your worries by observing your thoughts rather than reacting to them. By simply noticing what is occurring in your mental flow and allowing your thoughts to arise and pass, you'll ease your anxiety and be able to drift into a deep, restorative sleep.
3. Progressive Relaxation Exercise
Progressive muscle relaxation is a technique that enables you to effectively relax your mind and body through systematically tensing and relaxing muscle groups. During this exercise Dr. Catherine will ask you to tense each muscle group in turn for about five seconds, before releasing. You can do this exercise at any point during the day, but it’s a great one to do in bed, especially if you are aware you are feeling a little tense and struggling to relax.
4. Calm A Busy Mind
Your state of mind at bedtime has a major influence on achieving a good night’s rest. When you feel relaxed, it’s much easier to drift off than when you feel preoccupied with worry. An effective way to stop worry in its tracks is through visualization or guided imagery. In this session, Dr. Catherine will guide you through this technique and enable you to switch your mind into 'sleep mode'.
5. Simple Sleep Assessment
Did you know that preparing for a good night's sleep doesn't start when you begin winding down? The foundation actually lies in what we do throughout the day. Join Dr. Catherine as she guides you through a simple 'Healthy Sleep Habits' quiz to identify the lifestyle habits that may be impacting your sleep quality.
6. Find Your Sleep Style
There are a number of lifestyle factors and behavior patterns that influence how well you sleep at night. Before you can improve your sleep habits, it’s important to clearly determine what they are. This session will help you get that clarity by walking you through how to identify your personal sleep style.
7. The World Within Sleep Story
Take a big picture look at the world around you and journey into the starry night above with this enchanting sleep story. Snuggle up and let the calming tones of Natasha's voice lull you to sleep tonight.
8. Mountain Summit Sleep Story
Summit the peak of a majestic mountain in this soothing sleep story. Not only will the mediative tones of Natasha's voice lull you to sleep, this story will also help inspire a sense of opportunity and success.
9. Summer Day Sleep Story
This meditative sleep story is a journey through a summer's day. Fill your mind with warm thoughts and a sense of gratitude as you drift into a restful and restorative night of sleep.
10. The Light Within Sleep Story
This sleep story features a sensory visualization filled with positive and uplifting ideas to guide you into a restful night's sleep. Each of Natasha's stories provide as an aide to help you naturally fall asleep each night.