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Master your sleep with mindfulness and meditation

December 17, 2019

 How a focus on mindfulness can improve your sleep.

If you battle to fall and remain asleep at night, you’ll know how very frustrating it can be. Some people, try as they might, simply cannot get their minds to switch off when they get into bed - they toss and turn and spend their days moving around in a fog because they didn’t get sufficient rest. It can be debilitating, to say the least. 

What if we told you that mindfulness and meditation could be the key to restorative rest? Recent studies have indicated that meditation can be immensely helpful in this respect, so we thought we’d share a few tips to get you started on this journey of discovery: 


Up the ante on your self-care

The first step you should take towards mindfulness and using it as an aid to get better quality sleep is to start taking care of yourself. Your body is not going to sleep well if you are not treating it well. Start with the basics - eat plenty of fresh whole foods (plant-based is best), drink at least 2L of water per day, limit your screen time for an hour or two before bed, and do 30 minutes of exercise per day. These small measures can make an immense difference in how you feel and sleep. 

Try an app!

There are a variety of mindfulness apps and meditation apps on the market today. Download one to your smartphone and use it to get into the swing of things. Naturally, you can also get the same info from a good book (like this one, or this one), but if you find it easier to have the information in the palm of your hand at all times, it can help to go the digital route. 

Give yourself some time to get into it

The most important thing to remember about using mindfulness and meditation to improve your quality of sleep is that you need to give yourself some time to get into it. These methodologies work holistically, which means it’s not just a proverbial plaster you can slap on to fix something - it takes time to work. Be gentle and kind to yourself while you adjust to get the full benefits of your efforts. 

There you go - a few tips to get you started on using mindfulness and meditation to sleep better. Keep an eye on the blog in the coming weeks and months for more interesting info on the science of sleep. In the meantime, we invite you to visit us in-store to find out more about our Comfort Solutions Lab® and the pressure-point technology that allows us to make custom mattress recommendations for every customer that uses it. 



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