The current increase in population as well as the level of activities that we normally undertake has led to the development of a very competitive society whereby a very big number of people have reported to suffer from a problem of lack of sleep. Contrary to what a majority of us take it to be, medication of this problem of insomnia using drugs is not effective. This is because you will find yourself using those chemically processed drugs which will only offer a very short term solution to your problem and your problem will reappear after you are through with the medication. Our indulgence in the work related daily activities has also resulted to the increased number of the reported cases of insomnia. A very good solution that has been recommended over the use of drugs is the use of meditation to curb this major problem.
Meditation has been used since beginning of time to calm down an unsettled mind. It is this concept that has been borrowed to come up with a permanent solution to anyone who may be wishing to use it to curb insomnia. It has been improved so as to bring out the best results by looking for a type of meditation that could work very well. This is the guided meditation whereby an individual is guided through the steps required to get the best out of the meditation. In this case it is to settle down the mind and relieve it the burdens that it is carrying all in the aim of bringing sleep.
This type of meditation has advanced for you can now get the steps to follow in a recorded tape. This is very similar with having a person who will guide you through the whole process. You will be required by the recorded narrator in the tape to go to a very quiet place where you will be away from interruptions of any kind. The narrator will then ask you to start imagining yourself in a relaxed state. This will be for the whole body.
You will start from the feet all the way to the head making sure that every body part is relaxed. This will eventually make your mind to relax and you will be surprised how fast sleep will come. This type of meditation can also take place even without the presence of a recorded narrator in a tape. This will happen wholly under imagination.
The guided meditation is further enhanced through incorporation of various techniques that will add onto your sleep and the rate at which the sleep is coming. An example of such technique is the breathing exercise where you inhale and exhale in a certain rhythm as you count or repeat the same word. This when followed strictly will offer a very good cure to your insomnia.