If you wake up with an alarm clock, you are sleep deprived.The symptoms of sleep deprivation are low mood, grumpiness, fuzzy memory, brian-fog, stress and anxiety.Humans sleep better at a core body temperature of 19°C. When we get warmer, getting to sleep becomes more difficult. If we are cold, we can adjust our temperature by removing the coverings. If we are hot, cooling down becomes more difficult.We are having a bit of a British heatwave at the moment with temperatures up to 35°. We don’t have the infrastructure for this. Modern British houses and apartments are not cool. Air-conditioning and fans intervene in sleep too.Over the years, I have developed several practices that I use to help me get to sleep.I have combined these into a single meditation practice that helps to calm the mind in many ways.I call it my ultimate sleep meditation.This meditation is also a fully-fledged mindfulness meditation practice. I have edited this podcast so that you can listen to it to help you go to sleep.
This is a recording of a live-streamed class from The Loving Awareness Meditation Course -Three live-streamed classes each week.
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