Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Sleep Easy

For the most part, I think getting off caffeine has helped me sleep better, and feel less anxious overall. But last night, I fell asleep immediately and then woke up around 2:00 AM, obsessing over random things (my specialty).

Flavio, a champion sleeper, woke up and reminded me to do my visualization - which he knows helps me. When I first started going to acupuncture, I went because I wasn't sleeping well. I tend toward insomnia and don't believe in taking sleeping pills, so I needed some natural help. Heidi, my acupuncturist, taught me the best trick. When you lay down, first count your inhales (3 seconds?), then try to match your inhale counts with your exhales, breathing longer and deeper each time. After some deep breathing, visualize every muscle relaxing, melting into the bed, from your forehead, eyes and mouth, all the way down to the tips of your toes, letting each part sink and relax, one by one.  Finally, set an intention to sleep for the rest of the night, knowing it will heal and repair your body. It worked for me early this morning, thank god. Sweet dreams!


  1. I'll definitely give this a shot. Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. Nice. Glad to hear that. Acupuncture is all about synchronicity and harmony after all. It's bound to keep your internal systems at peace, safe and sound.

    Shavonda @ Avicenna Denver

  3. I absolutely love acupuncture! Thanks for the comment. :)


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