This 11-minute meditation encourages letting go of anxiety in bed and efforts to force ourselves to fall asleep.

One word of caution: Beware of using this meditation as a “tool to make me fall asleep.” Any trick we use to get to sleep can lead to anxiety about whether it’s working, and therefore can backfire. We can approach sleep emphasizing a present focus, and an acceptance that when we drift off ultimately is not in our control. Thankfully this approach does tend to make sleep more likely!

[The Most Important Way to Fight Insomnia on Psychology Today blog]

To download the mp3 file of this meditation, right click (or double tap) here and save the file.

You can always practice this technique without the recording, of course.

 

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