How to Meditate before Bed
For some people, having a good night rest at the end of the day is a challenge. When they lie on the bed, racing thoughts about the past and future will plague them, resulting in poor sleep and insomnia. Is there any way to help them when they are your loved ones or even yourself? Is there even hope of a better quality of life?
Meditation can Help!
Fortunately, meditation can help ease the symptoms of insomnia and promote better sleep by calming your thoughts down. Below is a simple step-by-step guide on how to meditate before bed for a good night’s sleep.
Step 1: Create a Comfortable Environment for Sleep
Before we get started on meditating, we need to create a right place to promote relaxation and sleep. The place should ideally be peaceful, quiet and distraction-free.
Ensure your personal meditation space is dark and silent. Remove distractions. For instance, you can switch off the TV and any personal electronic devices.
Wear what makes you feel relaxed at bedtime. Also, choose a relaxing posture like lying down on the bed or sitting up.
If you are using an electronic device to listen to guided meditation programs, lower down your screen light intensity and delete other apps.
Step 2: Selecting a Meditation Style
There are numerous meditation styles that you can practice to relax yourself and be at peace before bed. The trick is to experiment until you find one that works best for you. For more information on some of these meditation techniques, you can read it at this link.
Some popular examples include mindfulness meditation, focused meditation and guided meditation.
Step 3: Relax…and Go to Sleep!
After meditating for a while, prepare to go to sleep for the next day. That’s it!
Meditation has the capability to improve your quality of sleep should you take time to find which technique works best for you. However, it may not work for everyone. If your insomnia worsens or persists, do make an appointment with your local doctor.
Disclaimer: This post is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a licensed medical professional.