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Insomnia and sleep problem resources
Improve sleep quality
- Quick Tips for Better Sleep and Getting Up in the Morning
- Sleep tips (MP3, 5:31) — 5 techniques for better sleep
- Free white noise website
Bedtime: Fall asleep more easily
Daytime: Try yoga nidra (“yogic sleep”), a refreshing form of relaxation and an alternative to the 20-minute power nap.
Mindfulness meditation tools:
- Body Scan (20:25)
- Gentle Stretching Meditation (28:08)
- Mindfulness of Breathing (16:09)
- Mindful Yoga (23:40)
Sleep resources for new parents
Many of the sleep resources listed above will be helpful to new parents. These additional resources specifically address issues of interest to parents:
- New Parents in Need of Sleep (New York Times)
- New parents: Getting the sleep you need (Mayo Clinic)
- What other cultures can teach us about managing postpartum sleep deprivation (Stanford Medicine)
- Resources for children’s sleep problems (Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Sleep Disorders Center)
Relaxation and stress reduction resources:
Relaxation Tip Line: For a guided three-minute relaxation exercise you can use anytime, call our Relaxation Tip Line at 617-253-CALM (2256), available 24 hours a day.
- Relax: Guided Meditation (6:26)
- Music for Relaxation: Naive (2:06)
- Music for Relaxation: Clouds (2:39)
- Guided Visualization for Relaxation (9:01)
- Guided Visualization to Reduce Test Anxiety (5:32)
- Guided Visualization to Enhance Athletic Performance (3:57)
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