This Better Sleep Full Body Scan meditation is for you if you have issues falling asleep or are struggling to improve the quality of your sleep.
The impact of lack of sleep on mental health
Research suggests that the relationship between sleep and mental health is complex. While lack of sleep has long been known to be a consequence of many psychiatric conditions, more recent views suggest that lack of sleep can also play a causal role in both the development and maintenance of different mental health problems (Scott AJ, Webb TL, Rowse G. Does improving sleep lead to better mental health?. A protocol for a meta-analytic review of randomised controlled trials. BMJ Open. 2017;7(9):e016873. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-016873).
In other words, sleep problems can lead to changes in mental health, but mental health conditions can also worsen problems with sleep. Lack of sleep may trigger the onset of certain psychological conditions, although researchers are not completely certain of the underlying reasons for this.
Practically lack of sleep can cause in:
- Brain fog
- Mood swings
- Behaviour changes
How to make the best of the Better Sleep Full Boday Scan meditation
Simply listen to this meditation, either before going to bed or during the day, for 30 days, and this will gradually improve the quality of your sleep.
Make you that you are in a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed, lying down and are warm enough. Personally I like to do this in bed 🙂
Try this meditation and let me know how you get on
Have you tried this meditation? What else do you do to improve your sleep? What has worked well for you? I’d love to hear your stories. Let me know in the comments.
More like Better Sleep Full Body Scan meditation
If you have enjoyed this meditation, you might want to check out the following articles or interviews.
- How To Improve Your Sleep To Improve Your Mood: interview with yoga teacher Michelle Chand on how to improve your sleep so that you can improve your mood and your general wellbeing.
- Get Better Sleep using Feng Shui:article written by Ambila Nath who teaches us how to use the universal energy around us to help us get a great night’s sleep, using the centuries old art of Feng Shui
- Why getting a good night’s sleep can help you fight depression: article written by me a few years ago, where I talk about an experiment done by Dr Michael Mosley and relayed on the BBC.
And remember, happiness is a choice, and you are in charge!