Sleep is an often overlooked part of our wellness routine and many people, especially in the world as it is right now, are reporting problems with sleep. Many suffer from not being able to fall asleep, not staying asleep, and tossing and turning all night. We know that chronic sleep deprivation may lead to many health problems such as obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and even early mortality. Many times, even with good diet and exercise habits, sleep deprivation can contribute to major weight gain. Studies have found that women who sleep 5 hours per night were 32% more likely to gain weight (33 pounds or more) and 15% more likely to become obese compared with women who sleep 7 hours.

An overly busy mind can trip us up in many ways throughout our lives. A busy mind gets in the way of a good night’s sleep for millions of people around the world.

A calmer state of mind allows for you to not only sleep better, but eliminates anxiety, increases focus, helps with depression, stops circular thinking (monkey-mind), improves your memory, improves relationships, increases emotional intelligence and leads to a healthier life.

Use this guided meditation to slow down your busy mind that gets in the way of your sleep. Please do not listen while driving or performing important activities. Find a quiet place to relax before beginning.

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