Mindfulness can help fight insomnia and improve sleep

sleep mindfulPracticing Mindfulness guides you to the present moment, quiets the mind, and promotes relaxation. If your ADHD symptoms are creating sleep problems, Mindfulness training may help you get to sleep faster and feel rested in the morning. A research team analyzed studies on Mindfulness and sleep between 2012 to 2016 and found each study showed Mindfulness-based interventions had a positive impact on insomnia and sleep disturbances.

Try these Mindfulness techniques before bedtime.

Breathe and be aware

Bring your focus to your breathing. Notice how it feels and focus on your chest as it rises and falls with each breath. If your mind starts to wander, acknowledge the thoughts and let them pass like clouds, then gently bring yourself back to focusing on your breath.

Body scan and muscle relaxation

Start a body scan at your toes and simply recognize how they feel without judgment. Briefly tense each muscle and then relax. Slowly work your way up to your legs, stomach, arms, back, shoulders, and face. You will find yourself sinking into your mattress before you know it.

Combining these exercises with Play Attention’s neurocognitive training may provide an effective solution for sleep problems. Play Attention’s neurotechnology gives you constant and immediate feedback regarding your attention and state of mind.  Play Attention provides you with a visual representation of what it means to “be in the now”.  

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