SLEEP IS THE BEST MEDITATION
”Sleep is the best meditation” – Dalai Lama
We heal when we get a restful sleep.
There are 2 kinds of sleep - REM & NREM.
During REM (Rapid eye movement) sleep, it can process unaddressed trauma seen and heard during the day. During NREM (Non rapid eye movement) sleep, it makes our immune strong.
Lack of quality REM sleep can lead to leptin thereby increasing obesity, toxic deposit of unresolved trauma and memory with cognitive issues.
Brain detoxification can happen only with quality sleep.
While asleep the brain shrinks and activates the glymphatic system to remove toxicity from our brain. It also provides nutrients to the neurons thereby keeping us away from degenerative issues and aiding us to recover better.Sleep is an investment in the energy you need to be effective tomorrow.
For sleeping better, keep up with regular sleep hours. Focus on inhaling and exhaling of your breath to relax your mind.Disconnect from electronic devices as they can be very disturbing.GABA is an amino that aids good sleep.
Herbs like Ashwagandha, Valerian root, Passion flower, Lemon balm can aid in production of good sleep.
GABA-rich foods include cruciferous vegetables, beans, peas, tomatoes, spinach, mushrooms, sprouted grains,brown rice and chestnuts. Fermented foods (kefir, yogurt, tempeh, kimchi, etc.) and oolong and white teas, which all naturally contain GABA. Supplementing Magnesium and Gaba supplements for a while can also be considered with expert advice.