Don't do it!
We tend to look outward for solace, especially when we're desperate for sleep. However, my mantra is all answers lie within. Here are some ways that you can go inward, power up your chakras, manage your energetic space, and get a sound, restful, sleep, no problem.
Power Up Your First Chakra
In our society, we have a tendency to be up in our heads a lot, thinking, thinking, thinking. Plus, we want to be in control because asking for help is sometimes considered weak. (I used to be one of those people!)
Energetically, all this thinking and controlling means we don’t allow ourselves to be supported by Earth Energy, because all of our energy is often up in our heads. When we're not grounded and connected to Earth energy, we may feel scattered, fearful and anxious, and these emotions can definitely hinder our sleeping patterns.
This exercise balances your energy by connecting your first chakra to the energy of the Earth with a grounding cord. The grounding cord is an energetic cord, which creates a partnership with the Earth and promotes that sense of self-awareness and true authenticity. It also replenishes your energy with Earth energy and releases unwanted energy from you resulting in a more sound, restful, sleep. Try it out: