Does worrying keep you up at night? 11 tips to stop your mind ruining your sleepCan't sleep? It's better to think "I might be a bit tired tomorrow, but I'll cope" than panic about it. Being awake at an ungodly hour, your mind a tangle of anxious thoughts, is a wretched experience. Whether you're thinking about work or family worries, the events of the day, or tasks you face tomorrow, it tends to kill off the chance of sleep. It's a common problem, with "thoughts" second only to "needing to go to the toilet" in the list of sleep disrupters identified by the 20, people who completed the ABC's Sleep Snapshot survey a few weeks ago. And when asked to describe in their own words what sabotaged their sleep, the words "work", "anxiety," "stress" and "worry" were frequently used.
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What to Do When Worrying Keeps You Awake
Our brains have this annoying tendency to ruminate on worst-case scenarios and other negative reflections at night -- and all that worry is seriously disrupting our ability to fall asleep. The good news is that since anxiety is often triggered by our own thinking, we also have the ability to think our way to better sleep, Orma says. Below are some tips to help you banish that anxiety so you can drift off to dreamland faster -- no sleeping pill required. Dissecting the source of your anxiety is the first important step to banishing it, Orma says. If you're suffering from insomnia, you're likely feeling anxious about sleep; if you're suffering from general anxiety, you're likely unable to drift off because your thoughts are preoccupied with other stressors. As a result, people start subconsciously associating being in bed with being awake.
Remember getting a good night's sleep is all about establishing a routine and finding the time to listen to your body. Apply our Sleep Well balm to your pulse points half an hour before you hit the pillow, relax, clear the head and quieten the mind. It couldn't be easier. Money worries, plus anything generally worrying you in everyday life can potentially keep your mind buzzing into the wee hours. Aim to deal with these when you are at your freshest in the daytime. So set aside time during the day to sit down and write down your worries, and plot whether steps can be taken to address them.