The Staircase

Here is something people with insomnia know: the sleepless mind tends to rev up its engines at night, when it’s time to sleep. Let’s assume you want to avoid taking sleep aids. What to do? The Staircase is just one of many effective ways to give the mind a focus point that, paradoxically, helps it relax so you may find your way to sleep. Start with the “Five, Five and Five” exercise beforehand, add the Lake or Beach Meditation, and you may find yourself drifting. The Staircase is an exercise from Rewired for Sleep: The 28 Day Insomnia Repair Manual. 

If you are keeping a bedside sleep journal, you may like to download this exercise to print:

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