written by

Ines Yong

APPLE PODCASTS | SPOTIFY | STITCHER

Sleep is essential to every process in the body, affecting our physical and mental functioning the next day, our ability to fight disease and develop immunity, and our metabolism and chronic disease risk.

For most adults, at least seven hours of sleep7 each night is needed for proper cognitive and behavioral functions. An insufficient amount of sleep can lead to severe repercussions. Some studies have shown that sleep deprivation leaves people vulnerable to attention lapses, reduced cognition, delayed reactions, and mood shifts.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggle with insomnia, you may find your mind filled with changing thoughts every 2 seconds and your body tossing and turning when all you want is to be asleep.

With the right approach, you can reliably fall asleep within minutes. One of the keys to smoothly falling asleep is relaxation. Research shows that the relaxation response is a physiological process that positively affects the mind and body. By reducing stress and anxiety, the relaxation response can enable you to drift off to sleep peacefully.

This is one of the exercises you can do to become aware of your ability to construct your sleep and to feel relaxed to fall asleep calmly. I will guide you to break down the structures of your sleep to establish the rituals of restful sleep. We will do this by encoding the gestures, the chronology, and the content.

In this episode, I’m using this exercise to show how Sophrology can help you to explore your sleep construct and fall asleep calmly.

Listen to this episode for:

  • relieving stress and anxiety before bedtime
  • becoming aware of your sleep construct
  • feeling relaxed to fall asleep

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

hey!

I'm Inès

Mother and toddler

life coach & sophrologist

my favorites

This book reveals the foods and drinks that can prevent dementia, stress, cognitive decline and memory loss – no matter how old we are. 

A timely and important book that challenges everything we think we know about cultivating true belonging in our communities, organizations, and culture.

In this ground-breaking book, Clears reveals exactly how these minuscule changes can grow into such life-altering outcomes. 

Shop

The Edit

browse by category

Don't Miss

Favorites from the blog

Get access to some of my best free content. Subscribe to get weekly updates straight in your inbox.

jason-leung-jWU9FpLW7fI-unsplash

See my favourite tools!

shop

The Edit

free download!

reflective journal template

At the end of each sophrology session, leaving a written trace of your feelings on paper allows you to set in stone your personal development. Download the fillable and printable journal with prompts and get updates on The Explorer Collective.