IMPROVING

BEAUTY SLEEP.

There are ways to shut our body down, if we listen to it closely. Let go of your worries. It can be hard, but possible to do so. Meditate and accept about what’s worrying you.

Think in positive, e.g. ‘I will fall asleep eventually’. Your mind is a magnet, if you think about the word ‘no’ you will get plenty of negative thoughts with them!

YOGA BREATHING TRICK

Yogis (people that does Yoga) use the Ujjayi Pranayama breath, which has been proven to help relax our nervous system:

1. Inhale deeply through your nose, with your mouth closed. Feel the air passing down through your windpipe.

2. Slightly contract the back of the throat, as you do when you whisper, and exhale. Imagine your breath is fogging up a window with the mouth closed.

3. Keep this contraction of the throat as you inhale and exhale, continue breathing through your nose.

4. Concentrate on the sound of the breath, it will soothe your mind. It should be audible to you only.

5. Let your inhalations fill your belly, ribs and chest. Completely release the air during your exhalations.

Send the right message to your body. When you exhale your breath, send mentally a message to your body ‘It’s time to calm down, relax’.

MATTRESS

1. You either invest in a good mattress that can give you a good sleep or

2. Save money but spend it anyhow to pay a chiropractor or physiotherapist to fix your back pain.
WHITE NOISE MACHINE

There is a white noise machine or mobile apps that will let you listen to a specific noise of your choice, so it blocks out the other noises.

DON’T BOTHER

Don’t bother looking at the time, it will only frustrate you more. Be strong. Surrender the battle within your body.

SURRENDER

Get onto yoga ‘s child pose, which is laying on your knees, in a prayer form. Extend your hands facing down. You can do this in your bed if you want to.

VALERIAN ROOT TEA

If everything else fails, try valerian root tea, it helps to fall asleep.

DISCIPLINE

A friend used to go to bed at 4 am for years. She started a 9 to 5 job, and she couldn’t wake up on time. She had to force herself to a routine of going to bed at 10pm each night. Eventually her body got the message. Don’t give up. We don’t learn things so quickly.

SIDE EFFECTS OF NOT SLEEPING ENOUGH

We can become grumpy, irritable, prone to accidents, tempted to eat comfort food that, in turn, will make us feel guilty for eating badly.

The mother in me wants to ask you, are your pyjamas warm enough? If not go get them!

Night night xx

BEFORE

- I used to check the time.

- I used to worry.

AFTER


I never check the time.

I use Ujjayi yogi breathing, to calm my body down.

I go to bed with nothing but forgiveness.