Could meditation help you fall asleep? For those that toss and turn all night long, any solution is worth checking into. Perhaps some of the tricks below will help.
- Try meditating by picturing yourself on a peaceful beach, complete with moonlight, a warm, caressing breeze, and soothing waves to help you fall asleep.
- Or - feel the pull of gravity and feel yourself giving into that pull by slowly sinking into the bed, relaxing your whole body. Along the same line, visualize yourself in a cloud, slowing sinking into its enveloping softness and comfort.
- If the above doesn't work, try some of the common fall-backs like counting backward, or counting sheep - anything that takes your mind off of your racing thoughts so your mind can give into a peaceful, sleeping state.
"But if I need an extra push, I’ll repeat to myself, gently and softly in my mind’s eye (i.e. silently), "I am drifting off to sleep. I am drifting off to sleep.”"