Are worry and anxious thoughts keeping you awake at night?

April 1, 2020

 

Why is it that as soon as our heads hit the pillow at night our brain decides it’s the perfect time to contemplate all the worst-case scenarios and other negative thoughts! Your body and mind need sleep in order to function properly throughout the day but during this time of uncertainty, getting a good night's sleep isn’t so easy. Luckily, we've got some tips to make it easier to get that much needed sleep.

 

Move your body

Many studies have found that exercising as little as 30 minutes everyday will improve your sleep, as well as lower anxiety. But try not to exercise right before bed as this can negatively affect your ability to sleep.

 

Limit your screen time/limit news – especially before bed

Not only should you be avoiding using your phone, tablet or TV before bed as these devices emit light that keeps your brain awake but also due to the coverage on the news as of late. Don’t get us wrong, it is important to keep up to date but not to the extent that you are feeling so overstimulated and overwhelmed that you can’t sleep.

 

Clear your mind – monitor your thoughts

Sometimes we aren’t even aware of what exactly is making us worried and anxious. A popular method of clearing your mind is writing down your thoughts. This is helpful to figure out ex