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Allowing the body to relax and the mind to drift off requires a very gentle approach—not easy when the body feels tense and the mind is racing. Let go, feel yourself sink into the mattress, and try using this guided technique help you relax and fall to sleep.

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Hi, and welcome to Headspace for sleep. So make sure you've done everything you need to do before going to bed and lying flat on your back on your bed. Just taking a big, deep breath, breathing in through the nose and out through the mouth. As you, exhale just letting go of the day, everything that's happened everything that's been said, gently closing the eyes and just fading yourself sink down into the bed beneath you. Just taking a moment to enjoy that feeling body at rest the mind at rest, no needing to do anything. And just allow the breath to return to its natural rhythm. And you start to imagine, as you lie there and the body's just powering down ready to sleep for the night, allow thoughts to come and go. But just a sense, an idea of the fate just switching off the muscles in the legs just switching off. Muscles in the back stomach, chest, the shoulders all just powering down, switching off relaxing for the night. Same with the arms, the hands, the fingers. Let's row the neck, the jaw, all the little muscles in the face. The head is switching off for the night. So even if there were still thoughts coming, going knowing that the body is relaxed and at ease and either to leave it in the position that it's in or whatever position is most comfortable allow the mind to drift or if you find it more comforting just gently steadily counting backwards from 1000 to zero....


TypeWind Down
Duration3-10 min

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