Wake Up to Sleep: 5 Powerful Practices to Transform Stress and Trauma for Peaceful Sleep and Mindful Dreams

Wake Up to Sleep: 5 Powerful Practices to Transform Stress and Trauma for Peaceful Sleep and Mindful Dreams

by Charlie Morley
Wake Up to Sleep: 5 Powerful Practices to Transform Stress and Trauma for Peaceful Sleep and Mindful Dreams

Wake Up to Sleep: 5 Powerful Practices to Transform Stress and Trauma for Peaceful Sleep and Mindful Dreams

by Charlie Morley

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Overview

From work-related stress to the serious effects of trauma, this book teaches practical techniques to achieve the best possible sleep.

Struggling with restless nights? Achieve better sleep with this scientifically verified, holistic approach to healing stress and trauma-affected slumber.

Inspired by his work with military veterans, sleep expert Charlie Morley explores how to combat the harmful effects of stress and trauma in order to achieve restful sleep and healing dreams. This guide shares more than 20 body, breath, sleep and dreaming techniques, all proven to help reduce anxiety, improve sleep quality, integrate nightmares, increase your energy and transform your relationship with sleep.

You'll discover:
· a five-step plan that improves sleep quality in 87 per cent of participants
· the science of how stress and trauma affect sleep
· yoga nidra and mindfulness practices for deep relaxation
· breathwork practices to regulate the nervous system
· lucid dreaming methods to transform nightmares

Whether you're experiencing stressed-out sleep or not, these powerful practices will help you optimize the time you spend dreaming so that you can sleep better and wake up healthier.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781401963217
Publisher: Hay House Inc.
Publication date: 10/26/2021
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 1,064,449
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Charlie Morley is a bestselling author and lucid dreaming teacher who has over 10 years' experience in the field of sleep, dreams, shadow work and mindfulness. www.charliemorley.com

Table of Contents

List of Exercises xi

Foreword Dr Sunil Kariyakarawana, Buddhist chaplain to Her Majesty's Armed Forces xiii

Introduction xvii

Part I Sleep Awareness

Chapter 1 A Third of Our Life 3

Chapter 2 Knowledge Is Power 17

Chapter 3 Documenting Sleep: The Nocturnal Journal 35

Part II Rest and Relax

Chapter 4 Stressed-Out Sleep 49

Chapter 5 Hypnagogic Mindfulness 61

Chapter 6 Rest and Relaxation Practices 69

Chapter 7 Trauma and PTSD 83

Part III And Breathe…

Chapter 8 Breathe Right 101

Chapter 9 Coherent Breathing 111

Chapter 10 Breath-Body-Mind 123

Part IV Nightmare Integration

Chapter 11 Nightmares 137

Chapter 12 Night Terrors and Sleep Paralysis 149

Chapter 13 Nightmare Integration Exercises 157

Part V Lucid Dreaming

Chapter 14 Making Friends with Monsters 175

Chapter 15 Lucid Dreaming Practices 197

Conclusion 217

Appendix: Sleep Hygiene Practices 225

Notes and References 233

Resources 249

Acknowledgements 255

About the Author 259

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