Some may find sleep a bit easier to come by as the days get shorter in the fall. Many of my students talk about waking in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom or just because and are unable to fall back asleep. 

As the years pass, my sleeping habits have changed a bit. I’ve always been a light sleeper. In my earlier years, substances played a role in helping me get to sleep. With the substances gone, I eventually learned to fall asleep by keeping myself so busy, I would sleep from pure exhaustion–working and going to school. 

When I was in my 30’s, waking for nursing children enhanced my ability to wake up at any time and the ability to fall back to sleep.

Yoga played a role throughout the years, and restorative yoga became a dear friend as did following a routine and regular meditation.

A number of years ago my niece, who is a hard-working and playing gal, asked for a practice to help her sleep. We created that as well as a short guided meditation to help her fall asleep. I share this meditation

for you to try.  It works well for her because we have a history from the time she was in the womb of hearing my voice. See if it works as well for you.

For other suggestions for getting to sleep check out an earlier post.

I’d love to hear about ways you get yourself back to sleep. Please post below.