A Body Scan Meditation to Help You Sleep

Explore this guided meditation to calm your body, bring mindful curiosity and openness to the present moment, and improve your quality of sleep.

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A good night’s sleep has a significant impact on our health—helping us feel more energized, less stressed, and able to perform better mentally. Unfortunately, many people struggle to get a full night’s sleep, with only 47 percent of Americans reporting they feel well-rested during the work week.

If you’re the kind of person who finds themselves wide awake at 3 a.m. contemplating the shadows on their ceiling, practicing mindfulness may offer the secret to sleeping better. A randomized clinical trial from UCLA found that mindfulness meditation improves sleep quality among older adults with sleep disturbances. The following guided meditation was used in that study to help people fall asleep. May it do the same for you.

Try This Guided Meditation to Help You Sleep More Soundly   A Body Scan Meditation for Better Sleep 13:50

This is a guided body scan meditation to help you prepare for sleep. You may find yourself drifting off to sleep. This is fine,…