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  • Writer's pictureKesley Cage


Sleep is the primary way that our body and mind heal from stress.

Many people struggle to to get adequae sleep, however with patience and consistency it is possible to improve sleep.

Be careful of substances. Alcohol and caffeine have adverse effects on sleep. Similarly cannabis and other drugs may negate sleep quality. You could try gradually reducing substances, that disrupt sleep quality.

Wind down. The sleep hormone melatonin may be released if you close the curtains, turn off blue electrical lights, dim the lights or choose candlelight. Let go of emotionally arousing activities close to bedtime such as films and television.

Create a ritual before bed. You might like to try tidying away the mess of the day, preparing a space to sit for a relaxation or meditation practice, and enjoying a chamomile tea by candlelight and then walking gently to bed.

Keep to a regular routine, and if you find yourself tossing and turning, try some self-massage or journal under a soft light, and then go to bed again. Keep your devices turned off, sing yourself lullabies if you need to. Gentless and compassion all the way. Let go.

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