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Learn to Meditate
Just like we have a sleep state, a waking state, and a dream state, we also have a meditative state. It really is as important as all of the others.
Do yourself a favor and learn to meditate. Just twenty minutes, once or twice a day, will change your life and help your sleep state immensely.
An added bonus is that it’s a wonderful remedy for those who wake during the Vata time of morning (2:00 – 6:00 a.m.) and can’t get back to sleep. These are high anxiety hours (Vata) when we often awake with heart racing. Meditating during these hours will often result in falling into the most delicious sleep you can imagine.
Turn off the lights and all electronics at least an hour before bedtime
The light really does mess with our melatonin and makes it hard for us to fall asleep. Light some candles, take a bath, listen to calming music or read a book (boring is better).
Learn how to do Ayurvedic self-massage (abhyanga)
Even newborn babies in India benefit from this age-old practice. HERE’S how it’s done.
Use herbal remedies to help with the transition
While we don’t want to become too dependent on anything to help us sleep, herbal remedies are food and can help us immensely, especially in the beginning.
St. John’s Wort Extract I had particular success using this when I had fibromyalgia. It had a three-fold effect for me – giving me pain relief, helping me sleep, and elevating my moods during the day. St. John’s Wort extract is widely used in Europe for depression.
Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb that can be helpful to alleviate some of the stress working a night shift has on the body.