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Want To Sleep Like A Baby?

Since they were newborns, I have played spa music for my grandchildren. It works like magic when they seem somewhat overstimulated, but also when it comes time to falling asleep.

My two-year-old granddaughter recently spent the night. Because she is a "big girl" now, I let her have her afternoon naps on the couch. When it was time to go to sleep, she was the one to remind me saying "Nana, sleep music."

Music can have a powerful effect on mind and body. When listening to slow, calming music, your heart naturally beats more slowly. At the same time, your breathing deepens and your brainwave patterns change. All of these physiological reactions are components of the relaxation response.

Relaxation has also proven to lower blood pressure and reduce levels of stress hormones, as well as provide some relief to heart attack and stroke victims and patients undergoing surgery.

Why not turn on some calming music after a long day or when you need to sleep? If you don't have SiriusXM to play the Spa channel, check out this playlist. Give yourself time to intentionally relax for the health benefits if nothing else!


This Week's Focus:

This week, make it easier to manage day-by-day life by taking some time to relax. By relaxing only 10 minutes/day, you can enjoy the many mental and physical health benefits.

Click on the serenity sticky to print, cut and post on your bathroom mirror to remind you of this week's focus. Good luck!

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