Sleep is often the last thing on our priority list. We sacrifice it for one last episode, to finish that work report and even to get a bit cheeky when the lights go down. And when you’re talking about sleep to friends and family, it’s always “I only got four hours last night…”
But the difference of sleeping better can have a huge impact on our mental health. Giving our bodies the rest they need can restore your reserves, reset your mind and give you a full tank for the day ahead, even when you don’t feel like getting up and facing the world.
If you are struggling to fall asleep, meditation can help rest your mind. By meditating, you’re actively calming your thoughts, emptying your mind and focusing on your breathing. You can also bring HeartMath into your meditation routine, which is used to help regulate your heart rate.
HeartMath is proven to help with depression, anxiety and stress, and is accessible and easy to use. I suggest it to all my clients, and I’ve watched it transform people’s lives and helped them sleep easier during stressful and hard times.
But sleep is not the thing you should be focusing on when stressed and feeling down. Opening up a conversation with your friends, family, therapist or life coach is just a crucial. However, starting this conversation, can be difficult. No one finds it easy to open up with I’m not doing too well.
Instead, I suggest opening up a conversation about your sleep. Everyone finds talking about their sleeping schedule natural, even when talking about the worst of dreams. And by starting the conversation on safe, common grounds, you can then begin to discuss why you think you might not be sleeping as well as you want.
As an entrepreneur, personal development coach and professional full-time Siren, I’ve dedicated my life to helping people overcome their greatest challenges.
You’re not alone. I’ve been there. I know loss, and I’ve come out the other side a Siren, proud to sing my song to the world. Wherever you are in your journey, if you need a little extra help sleeping better and starting your conversation, let’s take the next steps together.