Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, and constantly fatigued? If this resonates with you as a menopausal woman- then it’s time to take control of your wellbeing. Let me introduce you to the power of Sacred Sleep – an innovative healing technique that I use with my clients and for myself. With its emphasis on relaxation and mental wellness, Sacred Sleep is an excellent choice for anyone looking to find peace in their lives while they ride the roller coaster through menopause. Through its timeless methods such as healing, meditation, and grounding techniques centred on Mother Nature, sacred sleep offers natural remedies and ideas that can restore balance so you can lead a better life without suffering from nighttime anxiety or morning fatigue. Now more than ever women need holistic solutions that let us tap into our strength and resilience amidst these times of change – every night with sacred sleep brings us one step closer!
Healing for women, especially during menopause and times of stress and anxiety, can often feel overwhelming; adding another “to-do” thing to the list that is full to the max — I get it. But what if you could invite in more ease? What if there was a way to recharge and restore your well-being? If that thought sparks something inside of you, read on. Sacred sleep is a way to honour yourself with ample restorative time and practice reel self-care in deep and meaningful ways. Connecting to a sacred space in your body allows the peace inside of you to cushion any physical, emotional, or mental distress while resting. When that happens, your resilience naturally strengthens and you recognise potentials born from being connected with this healthy pattern that energizes you – essential for healing the challenges associated with menopause and stress or anxiety.
Creating a comfortable sleeping environment is key to successful sacred sleep. Start by creating the ambience in your bedroom for sweet dreams – dim the lights, add calming essential oils, light some candles, and play relaxing theta or delta meditation music. Make sure the temperature of your room is cool and comfortable; use cozy blankets to snuggle with and find your tranquil cocoon. To truly get the best rest possible, a loving meditation practice focusing on breathwork can be done 30 minutes before bedtime. Practice breathing exercises such as counting breaths or 4-7-8 breathing to feel calm, relaxed, and connected to the spirit within you. And don’t forget the warm soothing bath with Epsom salts– this helps rid your body of any tension and toxins before you prepare for restful sweet slumber.
For women, having a bedtime routine that relaxes both body and mind is paramount when it comes to sacred sleep. Doing something simple as making time for yourself before bed is incredibly beneficial, whether that’s taking a bath with nourishing oils, reading a book in the comfort of your bed, or just allowing yourself to get relaxed and comfortable for the evening without any expectations or pressure. By creating a mindful night-time routine, you can take something mundane like your nightly regimen and create moments of self-care out of it. The beauty of this routine is that you decide what works best for you – take this opportunity to be creative and explore different approaches until you find something that has its place as part of your regular ritual.
When our sleeping patterns are shallow or insufficient, we often feel vulnerable and unable to clear our minds of worry. From a spiritual perspective, I like to work with clients on this feeling of being unsafe in the body. As a medical intuitive, I can use the time of waking to assess which organ or body part needs attention. This means that at certain times, I can spot blocked areas and ascertain what detoxification is required.
For those looking to reach a high quality of sleep, some amazing and creative methods can be incorporated into a nightly routine. Take meditation for instance – if you close your eyes and focus on your breathing, you may find not only relaxation but also clarity and insight that can aid in the healing process. Aromatherapy has been used for centuries as a way to calm the mind and body; using lavender or other essential oils can help transition from wakefulness to restful sleep. Finally, journaling is an incredibly powerful method for understanding the emotions of the day (a crucial aspect of maintaining health during this time). These methods are integral tools in improving sleep and achieving good self-care – all you need is a few moments before bed to capture sustenance and guidance.
The power of Uncoinious guidance
“As we progress through our lives, the power of intuition is especially evident during sleep and when transitioning into menopause and embracing a different female archetype we can come up against lots of interesting unconscious thoughts”<
I always like to ask my clients to look at uncovering those unconscious thoughts of not feeling safe in their bodies and the next stage of life. How you go about it is to set up some time and space for a journaling practice. This is not to be rushed, as your unconscious mind needs to feel and experience being heard and safe. If you rush this process, it will be hard for you to get the answers you need.
So set up your space do a meditation to relax and then journal on
- where you don’t feel safe,
- what are your fears about moving out of this next stage of life
- why are you stressed
- what is causing this fear and anxiety
- what you can’t control
You’ll need to work on this for a minimum of an hour as the first 30 minutes will be all about brain-dumping your conscious mind. Then you’ll find a shift, and for me, that shift into the unconscious mind shows in my handwriting– it becomes extremely messy, then I know I’m getting into the deeper layers of what’s going on. And the most random answers can come up.
If you are struggling, please book a session with a certified Healer, or feel free to book a complimentary call with me to see where these blocks are.
How diet and eating late can play a role in getting quality sleep
Reaching quality sleep can be a daunting challenge, not just for women but for everybody. Seeing a naturopath is a way to help with reaching this goal as they often look into what diet and nutrition could be impacting your nightly rest. Eating late at night is one of the main factors contributing to disrupted sleep, as your body is working hard to digest rather than its main role in detoxing, so it’s best to avoid it if you’re struggling to get sufficient benefit from hitting the theta and delta brainwave for deeply restful sleep.
Experiencing a deep sleep in the delta and theta brainwave states allows us to completely disconnect from our physical bodies, allowing for much-needed rest, renewal, and repair.
To get an even better understanding of this process, you can use apps to monitor your brainwave progress as you enter deeper into these stages; when our sleeping patterns are shallow or insufficient we often feel vulnerable and unable to clear our minds of worry. Try experimenting with new ideas, such as writing a ‘gratitude’ list before bed. You need to be doing this consistently, not just a one-night go at it; sacred sleep is about a holistic routine. Doing this can bring your attention to the abundance that you already have in life and allow you to let go of worries, another cause of stress and anxiety—focusing on gratitude allows us to be soothed as we drift off into the night.
Certain minerals and vitamins can help with sleep cycles, as well as essential oils. Getting to sleep can be aided by a lack of calcium and essential oils like lavender, chamomile, and rose on your pillow. Staying asleep or disrupting sleep patterns can be caused by a lack of magnesium; essential oils that could work for you are sandalwood, cedarwood, and vetiver. To gain a better understanding of which vitamins and minerals are best for you, it’s always wise to consult with an experienced naturopath. Furthermore, if long-term rejuvenation is what you seek, try increasing the depths of your delta and theta sleep cycles. My meditations do take you into a deep theta and delta state, so if you have not listened to my meditations, I would love to encourage you to do so.
Being mindful and disconnecting through the day can have its benefits too, this could mean anything from taking a meditation, power naps during lunchtime, or switching off all your gadgets an hour before going to bed. It is important to get away from the blue light on your devices, which plays havoc with our hormones and sleep patterns. Blue light tells your body that it’s daylight and in the chain reactions causes your natural sleep patterns to fall out of alignment. Therefore, blue light glasses are a great way to support you in blocking out the light, and supporting your sleep rebalance.
If you are having difficulty getting quality sleep and need more of a holistic approach, book a session with me so we can tackle this issue together and work towards creating a healthy sleeping routine to help you on your healing journey. Good luck!