Did you ever had that moment when you hang your head on the pillow you start to have a lot of thoughts flooding in your head? It is able to really affect our ability to sink into sleep, especially if the thoughts are negative.
Anxiety is what actually wakes us up. The good news is that, as our anxiety begins with bad thoughts, so we have the ability to cause flood of good thoughts and therefore easier and better sleep.
Identify what concerns you.
The discovery of the source of your anxiety is an important step. If you suffer from insomnia, you will feel anxiety because of going to sleep, and if you feel the anxiety that is not associated with insomnia, then, it is a result of accumulated thoughts and problems.
Get out of bed.
Most people stay in bed and hope to get tired and fall asleep, but it almost never happens. After a while people start to unconsciously associate different things and thus remain a while awake. If you do not fall asleep within 20 to 30 minutes, get up and go to another room.
Change the time of going to bed.
If you have a constant problem with the lulling, maybe you should make changes in the schedule. It is a mistake that most people make. Go to sleep because their time has come to bed, not because they are sleepy and tired. Then do not keep awake anxiety just is not tired enough to fall asleep.
Write down the things that you have in mind.
Researchers claim that the recording of negative ideas or concerns can help to clarify your thinking. Take a piece of paper and write down everything that bothers you, regardless of whether it is a problem with sleep, work or relationship. Leave the bed sheet, and thus there will be where to start with the execution of the tasks the next day.
If nothing helps, try to engage the brain with something else.
If nothing helps, try to engage the brain with something else. For example, read a book, listen to music, drink a cup of tea or meditate. Avoid the phone or computer because these devices will make you stay awake even longer. If your insomnia or anxiety disturbs your daily life, you should still ask for professional medical help.