8 Ways To Put Anxious Thoughts to Bed

1. Create a Sleep-Friendly Environment Creating an environment conducive to sleep has proven effects on the quality of your sleep and your ability to fall asleep.

2. Practice Stress Management Techniques Techniques like breathing exercises and meditation can slow your heart rate

3. Exercise Regularly While in the slow wave stage of sleep, the body and mind can fully rejuvenate — allowing you to feel refreshed for the day ahead.

4. Avoid Stimulating Substances These substances increase dopamine — which keeps you out of the slow wave stage of sleep and rapid eye movement (REM) stage of sleep.

5. Keep a Regular Sleep Schedule A good way to put this into practice is by identifying when you’re most productive.

6. Limit Screen Time Your phone, notably social media, is an endless world of information that keeps your mind stimulated and engaged

7. Establish a Bedtime Routine Like maintaining a regular sleep schedule, establishing a repeatable bedtime routine can also drastically improve your sleep quality.

8. Journal Your Worries And when implemented into your bedtime routine, it can relax your mind so you naturally fall asleep at your desired time.