Wellbeing Wednesday: What Helps You Sleep Well?

This week, I’m sharing some holistic tips to help you sleep well. Nothing about ‘sleep hygiene’ or rigid rules, simply encouraging you to become a Sleep Detective, noticing what works for you and what doesn’t (and making tweaks to ensure you do more of what supports sleep).

Today’s Facebook Live focuses on the things we can do during the day (or night if you work nights) to make that transition to a great night’s sleep far easier.

You can access older videos HERE

Tips include:

  • Noticing the impact of different foods and drinks which contribute to a good night’s sleep and potentially get in the way. We’re all different but getting to know what works for you will help you prepare better
  • Bridge pose is considered to be the best for preparing the body for sleep at night but we don’t want to do it too close to bedtime. Lunchtime or even earlier in the day is ideal. You can access a free video to show you how, if this appeals, HERE (scroll down and choose Bridge pose)
  • Pause throughout the day to take a Mindful Minute. When breathing in a relaxed way (you can access a calming breath practice that will relax you now and also boost concentration HERE)
  • Think about how you want to feel when you go to bed. What will make this more likely? Is your bed covered with laundry that needs to be put away? Are there other physical obstacles? How about habits that make sleep more elusive? How does it feel to imagine yourself ready for bed and falling into a blissful sleep with ease and delight? It may feel rage inducing if this is far from how you usually feel at bedtime but if you’re able to stay with it, notice any clues about this easy sleep mode and your real life bedtimes and begin experimenting with little tweaks.

If you’d like more simple, side effect free ways to support better sleep, sign up below for my new pdf.

33 Ways to Sleep Well

This is all part of my launching my new Sleep Well Online Programme. The first course starts in January and I have special offers available if you’re thinking of treating yourself to better sleep as a Yule, Christmas or other gift for yourself or a loved one. You can find out more about the Sleep Well Online Programme HERE.

Sleep Well Online Programme with Eve Menezes Cunningham

If you don’t want to wait until January, we can work together on improving your sleep before then (READ MORE…)

And you can also find more tips for sleep and overall wellness in my book, 365 Ways to Feel Better: Self-care Ideas for Embodied Wellbeing (White Owl, 2017) READ MORE…

If you have any questions, comments or feedback, I’d love to hear from you.

Sleep Well!

Eve Menezes Cunningham self care coach therapist supervisor

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