Since we spend so much of our day busy, hurrying from one task to another, and constantly multi-tasking, it’s no surprise that it can be hard to relax at the end of a long day.
Our brains are wired to hop from one task to another, like we hop from email, to social media, making clearing your mind for a restful sleep difficult. Instead of resting at the end of a long day, you may find yourself scrolling through social media until you’re too tired to hold your phone, or switching on Netflix to pass the time.
However, spending time before bed looking at a screen can keep you up longer and make your eventual sleep less restful. Instead, you should find a way to relax that works for you, without screens.
Some people read, some stretch or do yoga. You can also calm your racing mind using sleep mantras. These a positive and relaxing phrases that you can repeat over and over until you fall peacefully asleep.
These sleep mantras from Sleep Advisor help you clear your mind, relieve any anxieties, and focus on the positive, so not only do you drift off to sleep more quickly, but wake feeling happier and more rested.
Pick one that speaks to you, and repeat it to yourself as you fall asleep.