In a follow up to our episode on sleep, we break down five sleep tools we’ve tested, like, and are still using.
For many of you, sleep can be a fraught landscape. This is doubly true if you are doing shift work, working nights, or even just getting home with your mind spinning. When you have built-in disrupted sleep, it is extra important to pay attention to how you go about getting as much quality sleep as possible. What’s discussed in this episode is 100% opinion and anecdote but hopefully there is something in here that you’ll find useful.
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Pre sleep meditation practice to untangle thoughts of the day and settle the racing mind
- A few minutes of deep breathing to turn down the sympathetic nervous system dial
- 3-4 minutes of mindfulness meditation
- Then a visualization walking through the day. What was great, cool, delightful, challenging, memorable? Go in sequence from start to finish of the day.
- Here is a similar framework for doing this practice at the transition point between work and home