These 4 Methods Can Calm Your Mind and Help You Fall Asleep

Sleep is essential for our body, but
nowadays, we seem to be getting less and less sleep. It almost seems
like we can’t put a stop to our train of thoughts and that has resulted
in a lack of sleep. According to a sleep therapist, Hope Bastine, who
works for the mattress producer, SIMBA, we are sleeping less because we
fail to process thoughts during the day, due to the limited time that we
have. At the same time, the all gadget screens produce a blue light
which activates the beta brainwaves. Beta brainwaves make us alert and
prevent us from having a good sleep. So, if we really want less anxious
sleep, we should try to ditch our cellphones or tablets. Plus, she also
recommends the following methods to get a sound sleep:

1. Go Earlier To Bed

If you have a specific time to go to bed, then head to your bed an hour
earlier than that. Enjoy a period of relaxation. Either listen to a
podcast or go through a physical book or if you are feeling really
creative, then write a journal. Once you make a habit out of it, you
will see that your mind will shut down automatically, without a problem.
If you are really having a lot of worrying thoughts, then try to talk
to your friend or partner about it. Communication can de-stress you and
help you alter your tensed state of mind.

2. Exercise To Relax
This is not your usual kind of exercise that is strenuous and tiring.
Rather, in the relaxation exercise, you have to become one with your
body. You start by feeling each part of your body and the strain that
you are holding in those parts. Now, try to let go of it. This will
eventually exhaust you and you can fall asleep easily.

3. Getting Out Of Bed
Your bed may not always be a place of relaxation for you. It might also
bring a lot of worrying thoughts into your mind and this will just make
your bed a terrible place to be in. If something like this is taking
place, then leave your bed immediately. Try going to another room and
maybe go out for a refreshing walk. Whatever you do, don’t let your
worry consume you. As soon as your worry subsides, you can find that you
are getting back your sleeping drive again. And once you make this into
a proper habit, you will be able to get into your sleeping drive easily
without a problem.

4. Not Worrying About The Future Or The Past
We tend to worry a lot about what would happen in the future. Or we
would spend our day feeling sad about the things that happened in the
past. This is unhealthy. You can’t change what has already taken place,
neither can you tackle anything that is present in the distant future.
Rather, breathe and let all your tension slip away. You can divert your
thoughts and try to distract yourself so that the worries do not consume
you. After all, these unhealthy thoughts will unsettle you and may
slowly lead to bad health.
Sleep is necessary for our body and unless we keep a balance of both our
mental and physical well-being, we cannot fall asleep properly. So, try
these steps out and get some good sleep.

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