Lesson 9 Chapter 2
The last sleep strategy we’re going to talk about is about getting the mind ready for sleep. We’ve probably all had that experience of trying to fall asleep the night before some big event. Maybe it’s an important presentation at work, or job interview, or a wedding, whatever it is, we feel stressed, we feel anxious, we’re trying really hard to fall asleep and we just can’t fall asleep. And hopefully this illustrates for you how important the mind is when it comes to falling asleep.
Now, your mind can either be your greatest obstacle for sleep or it can be your greatest ally. And for this sleep strategy we’re going to talk about how you can harness the power of the mind to prepare you for a good night’s rest.
Now, one of the best ways that you can prepare your mind for sleep is through the practice of meditation. Meditation has been used millenia to help calm and settle the mind. And this can be a really useful tool for helping you fall asleep.
Certain forms of meditation like loving-kindness can also help to cultivate certain mind states for mental qualities that will induce more pleasant dreams, will help you get rid of those anxious nightmare filled dreams and cultivate some dreams where you feel happy and joyful.
In the rest of this course, you’ll get access to our expertly designed sleep meditations. So, all you have to do is hit play and let yourself be guided into sleep.