Poem & Song: ‘Come, Sleep’

‘Come Sleep’  is an exquisite 17th century poem, calling on the power of Sleep. The music is a heartfelt setting of the poem, in 20th century English song.

 

 

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Sleep or Rest?

Which is best, sleep or rest? Well, we need both. If you find sleep elusive, you can turn towards rest. Rest is the next best thing, and perhaps what you need right now. Quality rest leads to quality sleep.

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Tips for Re-setting your Sleep

A good night’s sleep starts from the moment you wake up in the morning. From that time, your body is getting ready to sleep at night. Your ‘sleep-self’ spends its day preparing for its next night time appearance. Here, it is busy on two fronts.

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Making Space for Sleep

You can support your sleep by thinking about it during the day. Connecting with your ‘sleep-self’ when you are awake, you are embedding the idea of a good night’s sleep. You add to positive conditions for a restful night ahead.

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Sleep Resources

To entice better sleep, it helps to immerse yourself in sleep ideas and literature. Here is a list of books, podcasts and videos. To keep it simple, I will add to it gradually. Please check back from time to time, and feel free to Contact Me with your own ideas.

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My Love of Sleep

Fabulous sleep is one of my favourite topics. Twenty years ago, I suffered a bout of insomnia, so I know how distressing this is. It depletes and undermines every aspect of life. It leaves you anxious, drained and depressed. As a long-term mindfulness practitioner, I decided to tackle the problem mindfully. At first, nothing worked. But one night I had an idea which led me deliciously into sleep. Even better, I soon found I was able to sleep at will.

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