Good Sleep

Sandi Anders, MDiv, RYT, CSC

Good Sleep Is Sometimes Elusive

40 million people in the U.S. suffer from sleep problems every year, according to the FDA. The 2007 Sleep in America Poll found that two-thirds of women surveyed experienced a sleep problem at least a few nights a week during the last month. Many of these women are in need of good sleep which refreshes and renews them, increasing healing and health.

Stress is one of the major causes of sleep problems.* Busy days with too much to think about, financial stress, family problems, worries . . . it's too easy to lie awake at night -- and be worn out the next day.

Deep Relaxation Aids in Good Sleep

Deep Relaxation may be very helpful with sleep problems, lowering your stress, allowing your body and mind to stop being on "red alert".

The Importance of Regular Bedtime Routine

Parents of young children know that bedtime rituals help their children get to sleep, and sleep well through the night. Did you know it's helpful for adults too? Having a regular routine around bedtime where you prepare for restful sleep can greatly increase the likelihood that you will sleep well.

Relaxation is a very important part of preparing for good sleep. Deep Relaxation allows your body and mind to settle down from the day's activities. It's then much easier to go to sleep, stay asleep, and sleep soundly.

Using Guided Meditation to Aid in Good Sleep

Many Alchemy listeners report that they use it regularly at bedtime to go to sleep. D.L. said, "I've never heard the end of Disc One -- I'm always sound asleep!"