Meditation Guided for Deep Sleep

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How Guided Meditation for Sleep Improves
Your Mindset While Awake Could sleep be the key to improving
your mindset while awake? If you have difficulty sleeping and often wake up feeling tired, before you crawl out of bed and turn on the TV, try using a guided meditation for sleep. The toughest thing about being a high-achiever is
understanding how much sleep you should get each night. Studies say an adult between the age of 18-65 should
receive 7-9 hours of sleep. I am willing to wager this is something you have heard before. I am also willing to bet even though you knew
how much sleep you should receive each night, you are not actually sleeping that much. You probably have a ton going on during the day, and late at night is the only time you have to catch up on your work. You may even try to get some sleep, but you find yourself lying in bed thinking
about something else you could be doing. Sleep can seem like the most unproductive thing you do
each day but that is simply not the case. If you want to improve your mindset while awake, using a guided meditation to help you sleep is a great place to start. How Guided Meditation Works Just as it sounds, guided meditation is when a guide walks you through a
journey to accomplish a specific goal. The first step is to ensure you are calm and relaxed in both
the mind and body. Oftentimes, your meditation guide is going to play relaxing music to help
you concentrate your attention. Traditionally, you can expect to hear birds chirping and waves crashing. However, if that is not relaxing for you personally, do not listen to it. There is no rule on what is “relaxing”. Relaxed is a personal feeling. As you walk through your journey of peace and relaxation, you will want to make sure you are taking deep breaths to
help you stay relaxed. insomnia does not cause all stress, but people who find themselves dealing with stress on
regular basis can have insomnia. If you can efficiently manage your stress, you can effectively manage your difficulty sleeping as well. As your guided meditation brings you into a deeper state of relaxation, your brain wave activities will slow down. Studies show that meditation can help reduce and remove symptoms of stress, emotional irritability, and depression by as much as 31%. By helping you become aware of your feelings, meditation allows you to detach yourself from them. By detaching yourself from your feelings and emotions, you can free your mind to help you sleep. This in-turn empowers you to realize that your
emotions do not define you, nor do your emotions control you. How would you like to wake up feeling invigorated by the
fact that you do not have any stress or anxiety weighing on you? Meditation is the process of accessing your subconscious mind. Once there, you can implant your intentions, thoughts and goals into your imagination and experiences. Since your mind does not recognize the difference between
imagined and real events, the imagined experiences are real to your mind. This gives you the ability to imagine yourself completing your tasks. Each task you complete in your mind allows your
mind to relax a little more. As your mind continues to slow down, you will find yourself more relaxed. This will also provide you the added benefit of feeling like
you know exactly what you need to do the next day The more vivid your meditation, the more powerful the imagery. If you imagine yourself completing the task multiple times
before you start it, you will improve your productivity and efficiency. Can you recall a time when you were working so hard it felt
like you were burning both ends of the candle? There was probably a point when you realized you were
unable to solve even the simplest of problems. ou just kept looking at your work and your mind was drawing a blank. Frustrated, you went to sleep, thinking the task was nothing short of impossible. However, when you woke up the next morning, it was as if the answer came to you in a vision. You suddenly knew exactly you needed to do and you were
able to complete the task in minutes. So, what happened? Not getting the proper amount of sleep negatively impacts
your productivity. When you do not get enough sleep, your focus and attention suffer. They are both exhaustible resources, which means the more you use them, the less times you can use them throughout the rest of the day. When you get the proper amount of sleep, you allow your focus and attention to replenish. This allows you to start each day rejuvenated and ready to
attack the day. When you do not get the proper amount of sleep, you can suffer from poor memory, poor reaction times, and poor performance. In addition to the positive impact meditation can have on
your stress and immune system, it can also have a positive impact on your physical health. Meditation is known to increase testosterone levels. As meditation reduces your stress levels, your testosterone levels increase as a byproduct. When you have higher levels of testosterone, your body’s ability to produce muscle increases as well An additional benefit of a guided meditation for sleep is an
improved quality of sleep, which will improve your body’s ability to recover after workouts. Meditation can increase the grey matter in the frontal cortex. Your grey matter is involved in muscle control and sensory
perception such as seeing and hearing, memory, emotions, speech, decision making and self-control. Studies show meditation not only can improve “higher-order
cognitive functions, but also to alter brain activity”. As you sleep, your brain is busier than if you were awake. It spends your sleeping hours organizing and storing the
information you absorbed throughout the day. Therefore, you often find yourself dreaming about the last thing you
watched or read. By engaging in guided mediation to help you go to sleep, you can help filter through and organize your thoughts
before losing consciousness. Final Thoughts There are plenty of guided meditation videos and audios you
can find that will guide you through a variety of goals. Do not try one and say guided meditation is not for you. The benefits are there, it is up to you to find one that works for you. Experiment with different voices, different goals, and different time lengths until you find one that works.


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