A busy mind can keep you from a good night’s sleep. And a relaxing meditation ritual may be just what you need to wind down.
The National Sleep Foundation suggests:
- Consider mindfulness meditation, in which you focus solely on nearby sounds and sensations.
- Try concentration meditation, in which you focus on one thing. You can choose an object such as a candle flame while repeating a simple mantra.
- Perform guided meditation, in which your thoughts follow the guidance of an instructor. You may be asked to focus on relaxing muscles throughout your body, or imagining a peaceful, relaxing scene.