Yoga Nidra for Sleep
Do you struggle to fall asleep and/stay asleep? Research would suggest that some people struggle to fall asleep, whereas some people struggle to stay asleep. If you haven't already read my piece on the importance of light for getting to sleep and staying asleep, please read that too. However, Yoga Nidra is a wonderful addition to your light/night routine for your healthy sleep cycles.
Non Sleep Deep Rest, NSDR, is a new term coined by Professor Andrew Huberman, some of you may already know of him. He speaks of how Yoga Nidra, Hypnosis and Meditation are powerful ways of attaining NSDR. What is NSDR? It is basically the most relaxed you can be, without being asleep. It is a state of being, that is extremely rejuvenating. Yoga Nidra is a mediation. 'Invented' by Yogi's thousands of years ago. But now irrefutably proven to be deeply therapeutic and relaxing. Yoga Nidra is a passive meditation, as in, you don't have to do anything. Good news for most people! You just put the script on, and listen. You can even fall asleep. It works when you sleep too. Perfect!
So if you cannot fall asleep, listen to a Yoga Nidra. If you wake up in the middle of the night, listen to a Yoga Nidra. Powerful tool.
Below I will leave some links to different scripts you can try. Enjoy your full nights sleep!