Sleep is a natural need, but sometimes, especially during treatment, it seems unattainable. This book is filled with tools and techniques to help your mind re-learn how to let go and find comfort again. In doing so, you will not only sleep more deeply and peacefully, but you will also enhance the quality of your sleep so you can wake up feeling refreshed and energized.
To ensure success, be realistic and give yourself time to learn and assimilate what you learned. Research has indicated that restful sleep is necessary for healing and recovery. Therefore by giving yourself the gift of sleep, you support your own body and improve your health.
In short, this book is designed to help you:
- Learn how to relax and drift naturally into sleep
- Feel calm and clear away intrusive or racing thoughts
- Release negative emotions such as fear and anxiety
- Empower yourself to heal and recover faster
- Develop healthy sleep patterns for a high quality of life
As the Dalai Lama himself said, “Sleep Is The Best Meditation.”
“Sleep is a quiescent period where the cells do a lot of repairs. Your hormones act differently when you’re asleep, and your immune system as well,” says Lisa Shives, MD, DABSM, founder of Northshore Sleep Medicine in Chicago. “If your immune system is out of whack, you can’t fight off illness — and I would venture to say that you can’t repair your cells very well, either.”