A buzzing mind is often the reason we can't doze off — or sleep restfully. Fortunately, these activities help "shut off the brain," and they can be tailored to your own needs and circumstances.
This time of year is tough for anxious sleepers. So much to do, so much on the mind. And with the bane of Covid-19, environmental issues, political tension, and travel chaos swirling about, it's a wonder any of us can get any sleep.
If you're anything like me, all you want to do is shut off your brain long enough to doze off and get a restful seven to eight hours so you can tackle the next day. But how?
There are actually a few methods, some rather surprising, that help. I've used a combination of these over the years to great success, and urge you to do the same.
I'd try two or three of the following that fit you the best. Within 10 to 15 minutes, you should be fading into sleep.
Whatever you decide, be consistent and patient -- a quiet mind and a restful night's sleep will come.
BY JEFF STEEN
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