Sleep: A bedtime story

Sleep: A bedtime story


This is a bedtime ritual you may
follow every night, if you wish. It walks you through preparing for sleep. It’s best to view this on a tablet or
cellphone that you can easily set aside. You may stop and start the video at any time. In case you fall asleep, keep the
volume low and turn autoplay to off. Goodnight. It’s time to sleep. Let’s prepare for a good rest. Before we do, take out your notebook, and make
a list of anything that might keep you awake tonight. Write down things that you
need to remember for tomorrow. Write down anything that is bothering you. If you have any ideas for ways to fix what
is bothering you, write these down as well. Write down any problems you need solving. And, if any come to mind, write your
ideas for ways to solve these problems. Get these out of your mind and onto the paper so your brain won’t have to
keep thinking of them overnight. Put them down to look at tomorrow. Lastly, write down anything that
you feel thankful or grateful for today. Be as specific as you’d like. Now, close your notebook.
And close these out of your thoughts. You will think about them tomorrow. Now, it’s time to look at your sleep space. Your bed must be clear of any clutter. Your body needs room to stretch when you sleep. Only use your bed for sleeping. Try not to use it for schoolwork,
watching videos or talking to friends. Now, look at what you are wearing. Is it comfortable? Make sure it is not tight, with any heavy
buttons that might press into you as you sleep. If you would like, now is the time to set
your alarm for when you need to wake up. Let the alarm worry about what time
you need to get up, instead of your brain. If you think it’ll help you to sleep,
put on some relaxing ambient noise, like white noise, fish tank sounds,
spa music, or just turn on a fan. Use a timer if you do not want it on all night. You are now ready to get into your bed. Turn off your light. Your
eyes need darkness to sleep. You will sleep longer and deeper
if no light disturbs your eyes. If your clock is visible, decide not
to look at it, or turn it away from you. It’s easier to forget about time passing
when it’s not staring you in the face. You didn’t take a nap today,
so sleep will come easier. If you did nap, don’t worry, all
of these strategies will help you. Remember, it’s OK if you don’t sleep. Let go of any worries about sleeping or not sleeping. It’s enough just to relax and
take a break from everything. Now, close your eyes and take a deep breath. Hold it for 1, 2, 3, 4. Now breathe out. Do this three more times. Take a deep breath for 1, 2, 3, 4,
and now breathe out for 1, 2, 3, 4. Take a deep breath. Hold it for 1, 2, 3, 4.
Now breathe out for 1, 2, 3, 4. If you wish, tighten and relax the muscles
of your body, starting with your feet all the way up to your head. This will help
to make your body feel heavy and relaxed. Now, think of a peaceful place. Somewhere you feel comfortable and safe. It can be a memory or an invented place, as long as it is calming, relaxing and safe. Look around in this imaginary place. What do you see? Are there colours? What can you feel? Is there a soft wind? Is it warm or cool? What do you smell? Flowers? Mountain air? What do you hear? Your own
breathing? Children playing? Birds? Are you eating anything? What does it taste like? Immerse yourself in the
experience as if you are really there. Now let your mind rest here for
a while. Enjoy this peaceful place. Feel its safety. Feel its goodness. Feel its strength. Feel its love. Allow its peace and goodness
and strength and love to fill you. And sleep will come when it’s ready. Goodnight. Until tomorrow.

100 thoughts on “Sleep: A bedtime story

  1. Omg this actually worked I don’t remember anything passed “now let your mind rest here” and I woke up about 30 mins and the vid was over

  2. Thanks a lot, things I think of are keeping me awake at night.This put me out in like 3 minutes,

  3. When I first heard this I thought I was just simply relaxed and fall asleep right away!!! Thank you so much about kids health!!!!! I will subscribe to you!!!!

  4. My baby brother was just crying and fussing and then all of a sudden he went to sleep as soon as I put this on

  5. It was really helpful and I got the sleep of ten hours and it was the best sleep I had ever gotten
    TYSM !!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Thank you for posting this video it really helps me try to sleep I don’t sleep that much but I wish I can from now on😁

  7. thank you❤️ i have a huge test and this helped. Your voice is really smooth and whimsical❤️

  8. I didn’t expect to get this emotional
    I started thinking about when I was still in college and went to a beautiful lake with my mom to draw. Man how I miss those days

  9. Thanks I am about to start school and have horrible sleep problems due to summer and travel this made everything possible for me to sleep

  10. Thank you for some reason some nights I’m go to sleep like normal then either wake up and be like can’t sleep over and over again and again but this really did help

  11. This lady's voice is so soothing! I have tried everything to get my daughter to sleep by the time she was done talking she was passed out!

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