Sleep Interrupted? 3 Tips to Reset Your Body’s Rhythm

person having trouble sleeping at night

It’s time to try a system reset so you can return to a healthy sleep rhythm. But first some abbreviated science.

Our heart beats in a rhythm. Research at the HeartMath Institute found that when we are over-stimulated, overwhelmed, stressed or worried this rhythm becomes irregular and incoherent.

Conversely, positive feelings, like love, care or appreciation can smooth out our heart rhythm into a harmonious coherent pattern and help prepare the body for sleep.

Reset with these three practical solutions:

1
Good sleep practices need to include what happens during the day not just once the sun goes down. Doing a few 1-2 minute Quick Coherence® Technique sessions during the day can minimize the build-up of stress. Accumulated stress is a common cause of disrupted sleep patterns.

2
Once in bed, close your eyes and tell yourself you aren’t going to overdramatize anything that happened during the day or any concerns you may have about sleeping. Use the heart-focused technique we call Attitude Breathing. These steps can help you create a coherent heart rhythm that can facilitate deeper and more effective sleep:
  1. Recognize a feeling or attitude that you want to change and identify a replacement attitude.
  2. Focus your attention in the area of the heart. Imagine your breath is flowing in and out of your heart or chest area, breathing a little slower and deeper than usual.
    Suggestion: Inhale 5 seconds, exhale 5 seconds (or whatever rhythm is comfortable)
  3. Breathe the feeling of the new attitude slowly and casually through your heart area.
Practice the this exercise for a few minutes. Coherent heart rhythms help release beneficial hormones that reduce stress and restore your system.

3
Take out the mental figuring and use the emWave2® or Inner Balance technologies. Use these tech assistants combined with the above techniques to simplify the process as they guide you into a peaceful rhythm of heart coherence.
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  • Charisse J. Rudolph

    I love the part that says “coherent heart rhythms help release beneficial hormones that reduce stress and restore your system.” I’m going to use that! It is short and sweet! I think I explain it in too many words!!!


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