Love Your Sleep

sleep mask kit

Help, I Can’t Sleep!!! It’s so annoying when you want to sleep but your mind can’t let go!

Breathe

Try a few of these practices on Breathe:

Ahhhh: Progressive Muscle Relaxation

Tensing and relaxing all the major muscle groups can help release built up stress in the body. Lie down in bed and follow the prompts in the practice, with the goal of letting the tension melt away.

Find a Comfortable Rhythm

This practice teaches paced breathing, a breath counting technique. Research shows that a light distraction, like counting the breath, can interrupt cycles of worry that keep us awake. So first learn the practice, then you can use it to help you drift off to sleep.

Grateful Heart

Research shows that expressing gratitude helps people relax and they tend to fall asleep faster. So try this practice as a part of your pre-sleep routine, to help you wind down and release the day.

Yoga Nidra for Sleep

This practice is meant to be done in bed, so wash your face, brush your teeth, put on your PJs and snuggle in to your bed before you turn it on! It will take you on a deep relaxation journey through the body and will help you enter in to deeper relaxation and sleep.

Visit the full BREATHE site for other types of relaxation practices.

Get your own Love Your Sleep kit!!

  • When: Tuesday October 24th & Wednesday 25th 12-2pm
  • Where: Norris next to Fright Photo Booth at Ground Floor

Still can’t sleep?

Need more? Want to listen to a bed time story? Try Calm.

Check out calm.com/northwestern. Free for students, faculty and staff when you register with your northwestern email account.

Go to Sleep Tab and listen to your favorite Sleep Story to unwind and give your mind a chance to power down.

For more info on sleep hygiene and other sleep resources go to sleep.org.


Download our handy postcard for reference (pdf)