This week, The National Sleep Foundation’s campaign #BeginWith Sleep highlights the importance of good sleep health for individuals to best achieve their personal, family, and professional goals. Stop, Breathe & Think believes that sleep is vital to your wellbeing, and getting enough of it can help keep your body and mind healthy. You’ll feel so much better when you’re awake if you are able to get a good night’s sleep. Sleeping well strengthens immunity, supports a healthy heart, repairs muscles, boosts brain power, reduces stress, and can improve your mood.
To help you invest in rest and celebrate sleep week, we’ve unlocked all of our premium sleep tracks on our All Ages App (iOS & Android) so that everyone can try them for free!
Not sure where to start? We’ve put a few suggestions below.
If you are having trouble sleeping, you’re not alone. We’ve been there, along with the 35% of Americans who report their sleep quality as “poor” or “only fair.” (1)
The good news is that there are several things you can do to support a better night’s sleep, like exercising at least 30 minutes a day (ideally in the morning), or going to bed and waking up at the same time each day (yes, even on weekends).
It also really helps to make time at the end of the day to practice meditation, yoga, or breathing exercises. Everybody has to sleep, so why not take a few moments before bedtime to slow down, tune in, and show yourself some care and attention by consciously connecting with your breath?
Next time you’re getting ready for bed, give yourself a little love with one of these sleep tracks:
Listen to 4:7:8 Breathing
Wind down and soothe your nervous system by breathing in for a count of four, pausing for a count of seven, and breathing out for a count of 8.
Listen to Breathing In Waves
Ride the ebb and flow of your breath to sleep as you imagine your body rising and falling like ocean waves.
Listen to Falling Asleep
Let go of the day’s stresses and bring a sense of open, calm awareness into sleep.
Lack of Sleep is Affecting Americans, Finds the National Sleep Foundation. Retrieved from: https://sleepfoundation.org/media-center/press-release/lack-sleep-affecting-americans-finds-the-national-sleep-foundation