Insomnia is a common problem amongst individuals these days. While there are powerful drugs available for inducing sleep yet nothing is comparable to a natural sleep. We should know that our body is a perfect pharmacy. So why not stimulate the sleep in natural manner without having to rely on medicines.
Lie down on your bed and gently close your eyes. Allow your breathing to be deep and slow by gradually manipulating the breathing pattern. Focus on your breath and let go of the idea of sleeping. Remember when we try hard to sleep that is when we do not fall asleep so easily. Follow your breath- in and out. Entertain any thoughts that intrude into your mind and then let them go. You are just being a spectator, just watching yourself and no judgment is being passed. When your mind goes astray, bring it back to your breath. After a while you will be able to get into a deep state of relaxation and will be able to sleep soundly.
Benefits: Proper sleep is pre-requisite for our well-being and health. In October 2003 issue of Brain, Behavior and Immunity, the researchers David Spiegel of Stanford University, USA and his colleagues have shown that a good sleep can beat cancer.