Turn down the noise in your head for a restful night
Anxiety is a toxic cycle. It makes getting to sleep and staying asleep difficult. What’s more, it becomes a source of worry itself.
Insomnia is co-morbid with anxiety and depression. It’s hard to tell which comes first. Anxiety makes it harder to sleep and lack of sleep makes people more anxious.
Prep by day for nighttime calm
Take time every day to unwind. Even if you’re busy, you need to find ways to cope with stress like deep breathing.
Studies have shown the benefits of expressing gratitude, from increased productivity to happiness and sleep. Think of things you’re grateful for every night.
Practice gratitude for better sleep
Your bed should be used for sleep and sex – not worry! We suggest going into another room to do something mundane, like folding laundry.
Get out of bed if you can’t sleep
If you start thinking about the things you need to do, stop the thoughts by writing down what you want to remember. This will help keep your mind at ease.
Download your thoughts
Meditation helps people relax, focus, and tune in to their feelings. This is useful for winding down to sleep.”
meditate at bedtime
Dr. Fran Walfish, family and relationship psychotherapist
Constant noise can distract an anxious mind, shifting the focus away from troubling thoughts.
Try a white noise machine to help you fall asleep
Keep a notebook by your bed to jot down any worries. The act of recording them can zap their power.
Keep a journal beside your bed
If anxiety disrupts your sleep, seek support and talk to your doctor about possible solutions.
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Rest well & wake up ready to go! Better sleep gives rise to better mornings, bringing your goals into focus and dreams within reach.