1. Relax and breathe! Create the space in your bedroom with the scent to sleep regime, lay on your bed and just breathe! Try to relax the breath without forcing and allow the body to take the breath. Don't be in a hurry. With each out breath just let go, then allow the body time to take the next breath. Do that for 15 minutes after your bath!
2. The last thing you do before you settle down to go to sleep ... hum like a bumble bee for 15 minutes! Bear with me here! The bumble bee breath is incredible for insomnia. It calms the mind, gets rid of negative emotions and stimulates serotonin. Turn the lights out, lay comfortably on your back and make the bumble bee sound! You’ll soon be putting in the zzzz’s instead of the mmmm’s!
3. De-clutter your bedroom These days bedrooms are filled with all sorts of junk and clutter. And don’t even mention all the rubbish we shove under our beds! Take a little time to pull everything out and get rid of as much as possible. If you have a TV or computer in your bedroom, evict it! Make your bedroom an oasis of calm so that as soon as you step through the door, you leave your stress behind you!
4. Learn to Breathe The way we breathe tells us everything about the way we live. When the mind is disturbed, the breath is disturbed. Hurried shallow breathing, disregular breathing is an inevitable side of affect of the stressed mind. The breath will tell us when we are angry, lying, cheating and jealous. Learn how to breathe using the whole of your breathing apparatus. When we breathe fully, we breathe into all the spaces of the body and not just the lungs. If the breath is fully relaxed and free and nothing is contricted, the breath will find a slow steady rhythm, the heart rate will decrease and you will feel a wave of peace with each and every in breath
5. Food and Sleep? Eating huge meals late in the evening will affect sleep as will refined sugar as it will play about with your sugar levels. A clean healthy diet rich in foods that contain Tryptophan (an essential amino acid that makes serotonin and melatonin) like yoghurt, milk, chickpeas, wholegrains, hazelnuts, almonds, bananas and kelp will help with sleep issues.
6. Get your light right It is very important to get out in the natural light in the morning and dim the lights in the evening. Harsh strip lights or staring at your computer screen will inhibit the natural sleep process, so turn off computers and phones before bedtime.
Neom Sleep Expert Alison Anandi