We heal while we sleep, we grow while we sleep, our bodies need sleep to regenerate ourselves.
We are healing both our bodies and our minds.
Whatever sleep ritual you choose, the one that helps you is yours.
Reading, Journaling, TV, Music, Mantras, Prayers, Breathing, Yoga, Dim Lighting, Darkness; your choice, find the way for peaceful sleep.
As someone who will wake mid sleep, I have employed all of these, and other nights I sleep all night. Go figure. The goal is enough tools in your toolbox to find a way o get back to sleep, or start sleep.
Why is 8 hours important?
If you look at the hours between light and dark in the sky, humans evolved under, we can see that the 'average' is 8 hours of each.
Does this include the hour or so at sunrise and sunset?
This magical time before and after light represents the transition between dark and light.
Types of sleep
Rapid eye Movement, how much do our eyes move?
Sleep Gap is the time in the middle of the night when many wake and cannot sleep. Some learn that this is normal for them. Here is an article written by dream expert, Jane Carleton.