With the overload of information, stress and the lack of social interaction, so many of us now experience more anxiety than normal, this year, and our sleep is suffering. Here are eight ways to get to sleep when anxiety is keeping you awake.
First, recognize that waking up in the middle of the night is a normal response to the stress of 2020.
Make your bedroom a place for sleep – not for working, nor working out, or endless phone scrolling.
Save non-sleeping activities to other parts of your home and get out of bed if you start to have anxious thoughts.
Wake up at the same time every day – and only go to bed when you really are sleepy.
Also, it’s important to move your body every day, in a way that feels good to you.
Eat regular meals at the same time, every day.
Engage in mindless activities before bed, like folding clothes or listening to a familiar audiobook.