You try hard not to look at your phone, knowing that the amount of time you have to sleep is getting shorter and shorter. "If I fall asleep now, I'll get five hours of sleep. If I fall asleep now I'll four hours of sleep." The constant tossing and turning is brutal. The more we think about how we "should" be sleeping, the harder that rest seems to acheive.
In those pesky middle-of-the-night moments where we can't seem to stop tossing and turning, it's imperative that we are kind to ourselves. By reminding our brains that sleep is coming, we are able to turn off our thoughts and ease our way into rest.
A meditation can be a wonderful way to provide focus and distract the brain from unnecessary anxiety. If you find yourself suffering from insomnia, or need helping winding down before heading to bed, try this meditation. The soothing voices and gentle encouragement confirm that everything is okay. Rest is coming.