Joy of slumber
When you are laying in bed wide awake it can be frustrating to think about the joy of slumber that you are missing.
I love what Rubin Namin wrote in his post, “Falling for Sleep.” He writes that we can invoke sleep or accept the invitation to “Come to sleep.“
Ample, restorative sleep has many health benefits. Here are a few of them:
- Get sick less often.
- Stay at a healthy weight.
- Lower your risk for serious health problems, like diabetes and heart disease.
- Reduce stress and improve your mood.
- Think more clearly and do better in school and at work.
- Get along better with people.
- Sleep restores the body and improves energy levels, so waking up well-rested can have a positive impact on an individual’s mood.
- Quality sleep promotes cardiac health. During sleep, heart rate slows down, and blood pressure decreases.
- Sleep impacts the body’s relationship with the hormone insulin, which helps blood sugar, or glucose, enter the body’s cells.
Hypnosis for sleep
For more than 25 years I’ve helped many people to accept the invitation to come to sleep. People have often reported to me that they used to hate going to bed as it became an anxiety producing struggle to try to fall asleep. But as a result of hypnosis for sleep, they have learned to fall in love with sleep.
Your Hypnosis Health Info Hypnotic Suggestion for today:
Each night, I fall in love with sleep.
Falling for Sleep
By Rubin Naiman: “From the perspective of our waking self, falling asleep is an accident. We can only slip, slide or trip into it. Taking on falling asleep as a problem is the ultimate trap. We cannot intentionally cause an accident, which is what the waking self persistently tries to do. Letting go of the waking self is an act of humility.
In doing so, we open more to thinking of something outside of our self – to inviting sleep.
Governed by powerful divine forces, sleep in antiquity was achieved by invoking the gods. Invocation is about opening to a benevolent mystery, requesting divine assistance or calling to a higher power through meditation, prayer or sacred ritual.
It’s about opening a respectful dialogue with sleep. Whether coming from another or oneself, that most common nightly dictate ‘Go to sleep’ is a demand. By contrast, invoking sleep is about a gentler, more compassionate conversation. It’s an invitation, as if from a lover or Hypnos himself, to ‘Come to sleep’.
Invoking sleep helps us fall in love with the act.”
Read Falling for Sleep
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