The Power of Rest: How to Reclaim Your Sleep 

 June 6, 2024

By  Mandi

Attention, weary travelers of the world,

Let’s address a crucial matter that often gets neglected: rest. It’s that vital necessity we all require but seldom prioritize. Sound familiar? You’re not alone.

Humans are a peculiar species. We’re the only creatures on Earth who convince ourselves to sleep when we’re not tired and stay awake when we’re on the brink of exhaustion. How did we end up here?

It’s no secret that our lives have become increasingly busy and demanding. Between juggling work, family, social commitments, and everything else, it’s no wonder we struggle to find time for adequate sleep. But here’s the truth: sleep isn’t a luxury. It’s a fundamental necessity that affects every aspect of our lives.

There’s a saying that “the one metric that can single-handedly improve all areas of your life is sleep.” And it’s spot on. When we neglect sleep, we’re sabotaging ourselves.

The dangers of insufficient sleep are significant. Just one night of poor rest can leave us groggy, irritable, and unfocused. Consistently missing sleep, however, can lead to serious long-term consequences, including an increased risk of chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease, impaired cognitive function, weakened immune system, and even weight gain.

But there’s hope. If you find it difficult to fall asleep or wind down, we have several in-office options to help. Consider trying a coaching session where we can help shift the stress responce in youre body using somatic therapy, or massage based techniques like the Eastern Melt, Somatic Touch or Marma therapy massages all of which are designed to relax and soothe your nervous system. Click here to be directed to my online booking system

Additionally, here are some at-home remedies to try before bed for better quality of sleep: My favorite somatic tool is face cradle:

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Karna purna for relaxation (click the link to learn how) this is an ancient Ayurveda technique for soothing the mind by placing warm oil in the ears.

If waking up in the middle of the night is an issue, consider experimenting with journaling if your awake based on the ancient Chinese organ clock, which links emotions to specific times of the day. Click here to learn more

Through out the day practices like  genthle breathing, meditation, NSDR (Non-Sleep Deep Rest), and Nidra can be transformative. These methods, although they might sound complex, are highly effective. Here is a link to NSDR video on youtube

Even just 10 minutes of meditation or NSDR/Nidra can have a profound impact. They help calm the mind, relax the body, and promote deep, restorative sleep. They’re also incredibly accessible and can be done practically anywhere, anytime.

So here’s my challenge to you: the next time you’re feeling frazzled, overwhelmed, or exhausted, pause and ask yourself, “Am I tired?” If the answer is yes (and it likely is), give yourself permission to pause, scan your body, take a look around , try NSDR or just take a moment and rest.

Remember, rest is not a luxury—it’s a necessity. Reclaim your rest and your sleep and watch as your life transforms.




Entrepreneur, curious rebel, spiritual adventurer, travel, food and health geek

Mandi Mack

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