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Getting enough sleep?

HI All. Sleep is so key to our well-being. We digest our emotions of the day and also it is when our body goes into repair mode hence very important for recovery. There is an ayurvedic saying, 'The train to a good night's sleep leaves the station at 10 p.m'. I agree that this is an optimal time to retire and be in a deep sleep before midnight. Be mindful of your sleep hygiene - so a cool temperature (never sleep with the heating on), cotton bedsheets, no electronic equipment and complete darkness. Melatonin produced by the pineal gland in the centre of the head is inhibited by light hence it is important to sleep in the dark. If you are a night own, look at your patterns and start to go to bed ten minutes earlier so you begin the journey to a more wholesome bedtime.

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Really struggling with insomnia at the moment. Any tips for tackling this?


Many factors that could be affecting this. A great place to begin is a regular meditation to signal calm to the nervous system and help you settle your mind. Deepak and Oprah run regular free 21 day themed meditations that are online and very accessible and suitable for all. chopracentermeditation.com/...

Also epsom salts baths. Avoid any electronics in the bedroom and include regular activity that you enjoy as often as you are able. Look to see too if caffeine might be a factor.