National Sleep Awareness Week®
It’s National Sleep Week so it must be no coincidence that our new release out this week is called A SOUND SLEEP: GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH RELAXING MUSIC & NATURE SOUNDS.
Apparently, a third of Americans suffer from sleep related issues. A quick check on Google and we are exposed to a multitude of systems and services purporting to alleviate sleep disorders. We understand how difficult it can sometimes be to get a good night’s sleep. We just returned from a week in New York/New Jersey and had difficulty sleeping every single night for various reasons. Sounds of traffic, neighbors’ televisions, alarm clocks going off at 4 am, a smoke detector battery dying in predawn hours or a dog barking all can contribute to sleepless nights. Probably one of the most challenging noises to overcome when trying to fall asleep is the clanging and clamoring of thoughts colliding and crashing about inside the mind. What will it take to alleviate the clutter in the mind so we can relax and fall asleep? As absorbed as we are in busy, modern lifestyles, we may need tangible tools to assist us in calming our overactive mind and relaxing our body into sleep. Affirmations and guided meditations are known to be effective tools in reaching into our inner depths and helping to reprogram our internal reality. When accompanied by soothing music, their effectiveness is increased. The guided meditations on A SOUND SLEEP: GUIDED MEDITATIONS WITH RELAXING MUSIC & NATURE SOUNDS express a peaceful positivity that gently guides a person into relaxing and letting go of random or worrisome thoughts. Through conscious breathing and autogenic suggestion, the body relaxes and the mind becomes calm and quiet in preparation for sleep. This album has the added value of including Alpha, Theta and Delta subliminal frequencies that can help entrain the brainwaves into more relaxed states. Natural sounds have the effect of creating a sense of peace so the presence of ocean waves with their slow repetition coming in and going can out help entrain the breath to an even pace. The meditations, music, nature sounds and frequencies all work together to make this an album to assist in falling asleep and staying asleep. The first track is 30 minutes and includes the guided meditations with the music and nature sounds. In the second half hour track, you hear the music and nature sounds but the vocal meditations are inaudible and are experienced subliminally. Check out the National Sleep Foundation site for lots of information and sleep solutions.