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What is mindful sleeping? By taking this mindful attitude, sleep is facilitated by simply being aware of the moment-to-moment experience of relaxing into the bed, without judging or being critical of that experience, so that the mind can gently slip into sleep.
How can I get mindful sleep?
- Beginner’s Mind. Approach each bedtime with thoughts that are unrelated to past bad nights.
- Non-striving. You can’t force yourself to sleep.
- Letting go.
- Acceptance, or Acknowledgement.
Is 20 minutes meditation equal 4 hours sleep? One big source being the breath, the session has some simple breath awareness. The simple takeaways from the session are simple meditation, 20 minutes’ meditation is equivalent to 4-5 hours of deep sleep.
Why is mindfulness good for sleep? Mindfulness meditation is hypothesized to target multiple cognitive and emotional processes that contribute to poor sleep quality. It has been shown to decrease ruminative thoughts,16 diminish emotional reactivity,17,18 and promote impartial reappraisal of salient experiences, which together may facilitate sleep.