Getting Back to Sleep
A simple but effective technique to help you get back to sleep.
Finding yourself wide awake in the middle of the night can be a frustrating situation to find yourself in. Here is my Relaxing Body Scan practice that you can explore to support you in finding sleep for the second time during the night.
The Relaxing Body Scan
This relaxation technique incorporates your body to support you in relaxing and falling back asleep.
Begin by taking a few deep breaths. As you lie in bed, focus on your feet and all the muscles in your feet. On your next breath in, tighten all the muscles in your feet. On your next breath out, relax all the muscles in your feet. Then bring your awareness to your lower legs and all the muscles in your lower legs. On your next breath in, tighten all the muscles in your lower legs. On your next breath out, relax all those muscles.
Continue moving slowly up your body, tightening, and relaxing all the muscle groups in your body until you reach your head and face. After tightening and relaxing all the muscles in your head and face to your inhale and exhale, tighten all the muscles in your body on your next inhale. On your exhale, release all the muscles in your body to complete the exercise.
This exercise is helpful because it supports relaxing your body as well as giving your mind something to focus on. By really FEELING into the body, it automatically switches off the thinking mind which is what generally keeps us awake at night.
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