My insomnia isn't constant, and it has gotten better over the years, mostly thanks to meditation.
But one thing I've noticed about my delicate relationship with sleep is that I have a particularly hard time getting enough of it when my body senses a shift. My bouts of sleeplessness can be brought on by something as big as a new job or apartment or something as small as a change in the weather.
Almost every single year, the onset of fall brings on a wave of insomnia—which is exactly where I found myself a few weeks ago when I detected the first chill in the air and saw a few red and orange leaves popping up on the trees outside my bedroom window.
As I mentioned, I love yoga. I have a complicated relationship with meditation, but overall I enjoy the positive impact it's had on my life. Because I know both of these activities are correlated with sleeping better, I decided it was time to take my yoga and meditation practice up a notch.
So for two weeks, I meditated and practiced yoga every single day. Here's how it all panned out.