Getting a good night's sleep is crucial for maintaining a healthy mind and body. However, falling asleep can be a challenge, especially if you have an overactive mind. Healthline suggests trying the following five techniques to help you quickly fall asleep and stop worrying:
1. Dim the lights
Your body's circadian rhythm, which helps regulate sleep, is affected by stimuli such as light. To encourage sleep, try to darken your bedroom as much as possible before bedtime.
Meditation is one of the best ways to clear your mind. Just 10 minutes of meditation before bed can help calm your mind and create a sense of peace, much like a still lake with no ripples.
3. Read a book
Find a book that captures your attention and allows you to lose yourself in its pages. This will keep your mind occupied and prevent it from wandering, making it easier to fall asleep.
4. Listen to music
Listening to relaxing music has been shown to lower heart rate and help us relax both mentally and physically. Focusing on the lyrics can also help quiet the mind. If you don't like music, you can still try listening to a podcast or story.
5. Practice deep breathing
According to healthline Deep breathing can help calm the body and mind, making it easier to fall asleep. Breathe in deeply through your nose, hold for a few seconds, then exhale slowly through your mouth. Repeat several times until you feel relaxed.
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