Sleep: A bedtime story


This is a bedtime ritual you may
follow every night, if you wish. It walks you through preparing for sleep. It’s best to view this on a tablet or
cellphone that you can easily set aside. You may stop and start the video at any time. In case you fall asleep, keep the
volume low and turn autoplay to off. Goodnight. It’s time to sleep. Let’s prepare for a good rest. Before we do, take out your notebook, and make
a list of anything that might keep you awake tonight. Write down things that you
need to remember for tomorrow. Write down anything that is bothering you. If you have any ideas for ways to fix what
is bothering you, write these down as well. Write down any problems you need solving. And, if any come to mind, write your
ideas for ways to solve these problems. Get these out of your mind and onto the paper so your brain won’t have to
keep thinking of them overnight. Put them down to look at tomorrow. Lastly, write down anything that
you feel thankful or grateful for today. Be as specific as you’d like. Now, close your notebook.
And close these out of your thoughts. You will think about them tomorrow. Now, it’s time to look at your sleep space. Your bed must be clear of any clutter. Your body needs room to stretch when you sleep. Only use your bed for sleeping. Try not to use it for schoolwork,
watching videos or talking to friends. Now, look at what you are wearing. Is it comfortable? Make sure it is not tight, with any heavy
buttons that might press into you as you sleep. If you would like, now is the time to set
your alarm for when you need to wake up. Let the alarm worry about what time
you need to get up, instead of your brain. If you think it’ll help you to sleep,
put on some relaxing ambient noise, like white noise, fish tank sounds,
spa music, or just turn on a fan. Use a timer if you do not want it on all night. You are now ready to get into your bed. Turn off your light. Your
eyes need darkness to sleep. You will sleep longer and deeper
if no light disturbs your eyes. If your clock is visible, decide not
to look at it, or turn it away from you. It’s easier to forget about time passing
when it’s not staring you in the face. You didn’t take a nap today,
so sleep will come easier. If you did nap, don’t worry, all
of these strategies will help you. Remember, it’s OK if you don’t sleep. Let go of any worries about sleeping or not sleeping. It’s enough just to relax and
take a break from everything. Now, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Hold it for 1, 2, 3, 4. Now breathe out. Do this three more times. Take a deep breath for 1, 2, 3, 4,
and now breathe out for 1, 2, 3, 4. Take a deep breath. Hold it for 1, 2, 3, 4.
Now breathe out for 1, 2, 3, 4. If you wish, tighten and relax the muscles
of your body, starting with your feet all the way up to your head. This will help
to make your body feel heavy and relaxed. Now, think of a peaceful place. Somewhere you feel comfortable and safe. It can be a memory or an invented place, as long as it is calming, relaxing and safe. Look around in this imaginary place. What do you see? Are there colours? What can you feel? Is there a soft wind? Is it warm or cool? What do you smell? Flowers? Mountain air? What do you hear? Your own
breathing? Children playing? Birds? Are you eating anything? What does it taste like? Immerse yourself in the
experience as if you are really there. Now let your mind rest here for
a while. Enjoy this peaceful place. Feel its safety. Feel its goodness. Feel its strength. Feel its love. Allow its peace and goodness
and strength and love to fill you. And sleep will come when it’s ready. Goodnight. Until tomorrow.


97 Responses

  1. Charlize Stimson

    February 10, 2019 2:05 pm

    Omg this actually worked I don’t remember anything passed “now let your mind rest here” and I woke up about 30 mins and the vid was over

  2. SweetSaturn

    May 4, 2019 1:14 pm

    Thanks a lot, things I think of are keeping me awake at night.This put me out in like 3 minutes,

  3. Michelle Bella

    May 8, 2019 3:28 am

    When I first heard this I thought I was just simply relaxed and fall asleep right away!!! Thank you so much about kids health!!!!! I will subscribe to you!!!!

  4. Melodi Rose

    May 24, 2019 6:16 am

    My baby brother was just crying and fussing and then all of a sudden he went to sleep as soon as I put this on

  5. Mahveen Yasir

    June 6, 2019 8:36 am

    It was really helpful and I got the sleep of ten hours and it was the best sleep I had ever gotten
    TYSM !!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Katherine Leota

    June 12, 2019 8:59 am

    Thank you for posting this video it really helps me try to sleep I don’t sleep that much but I wish I can from now on😁

  7. KawaiiKutieKitty

    June 17, 2019 2:11 pm

    thank you❤️ i have a huge test and this helped. Your voice is really smooth and whimsical❤️

  8. sujatha shetty

    June 26, 2019 5:19 pm

    U have helped me in turning out a bad day into a good day
    Thank u very muchhhhh……………….

  9. Froufrou Deluxe

    June 30, 2019 9:42 pm

    I didn’t expect to get this emotional
    I started thinking about when I was still in college and went to a beautiful lake with my mom to draw. Man how I miss those days

  10. Chris Dixon

    July 26, 2019 3:38 am

    Thanks I am about to start school and have horrible sleep problems due to summer and travel this made everything possible for me to sleep

  11. Celeste Graham

    August 1, 2019 1:51 am

    Hi I'm 8 years old my mom was so happy when she came into my room at night after I listened to this because I was sound asleep this was very surprising because I have extreme anxiety and stress almost no meditation apps or videos can actually get me to fall asleep I have been doing the activities they tell you to follow in the previous video and they are tremendously useful and a good path to sleep I would have never thought I would actually be able to go to sleep this fast 2 weeks ago I'm so crazily happy thank you


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