What is non-sleep deep rest? (NSDR)


Non-Sleep Deep Rest (NSDR) is a term coined by to describe protocols that involve a deliberate shift towards deeper relaxation without actually sleeping. These protocols include practices such as meditation, yoga nidra, and hypnosis, which are designed to improve brain and body function through enhanced relaxation and focus. NSDR can accelerate learning and memory retention, aid in recovery from sleep loss, and assist in achieving calmness and reduced anxiety 1 2 3.

Non-Sleep Deep Rest

Andrew discusses the benefits of non-sleep deep rest (NSDR) and how it can improve brain and body function. He explains that NSDR protocols involve deliberate and directed shifts towards deeper relaxation, such as meditation, yoga nidra, and hypnosis. Andrew highlights hypnosis as a unique NSDR tool that can be directed towards specific goals and outcomes, promoting not just deep relaxation but also accelerating plasticity and learning within the brain.

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