Tossing, turning and checking the clock only to see that it’s been a mere five minutes since you last checked. You have probably started getting into the habit of keeping active during the day just so that you can fall asleep at night. What else is left for you to do? Meditate! How will this help? Well, we’ve put together a simple guide on how you can combat insomnia by meditating. You won’t need to get out of bed for this, don’t worry.
Option 1: Remember to breathe
No, not as you are breathing now. Meditation requires being aware of your breathing, which helps block out internal distractions. Try to breathe slowly and rhythmically as this has a naturally relaxing effect on your body and mind. Count the number of breaths you are taking. To increase your focus on this, count backwards or in multiples of two or more.
Option 2: Combat insomnia using your pillow
Your pillow has probably felt a few nudges and tosses in an attempt to make it comfortable enough for you to fall asleep. Laying on your back, rest your head in the centre of your pillow comfortably. Your chest should be open so that breathing is not constricted. Place your arms on either side of your body with your palms facing up. Focus on feeling every part of your body individually. Incorporate option one into this position.
Option 3: Add a little sound
Complete silence could be one of the factors contributing to your insomnia. White noise can be soothing and relaxing, it is just a matter of finding your preference. Autonomous sensory meridian response, commonly known as ASMR, is the tingling sensation that sends you into a relaxed state. Think about how sleepy it makes you when someone plays with your hair – ASMR audio can give you a similar feeling, combating insomnia without doing much.
Our meditation machines use natural light and sound to guide you gently into a peaceful state of relaxation, allowing you to fall asleep effectively and effortlessly. As specialists in meditation machines and associated products, we offer personalised advice and guidance to suit each customer’s needs. Contact us for advice or to order your meditation machine.