Sleep Strategies: Reducing Stimulation

We previously have talked about how the key to a good night sleep is transitioning out of energized ‘sympathetic state’ (fight or flight) to a more calm ‘parasympathetic state’ (rest and digest).  Therefore, there are two major options for intervention:  1) reduce factors that cause sympathetic state, 2) increase factors that create a parasympathetic state. … Read More

Sleep Strategies: Beginning with the Breath

Relaxing before bed prepares you for untroubled sleep. The following exercises ‘open up your breathing,’ helping you to transition out of a more stressed ‘sympathetic state’ (fight or flight) to a more calm ‘parasympathetic state’ (rest and digest). You will only need the floor and your pillow. Lying on the ground, preferably on a rug… Read More