Tackle Insomnia By Writing Down A List Of Things To Do

January 18, 2018

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The National Sleep Foundation estimates about 40% of American adults have difficulty falling asleep at least a few times each month.  While there are many methods, pills and beverages that can assist you catch the sleep train, this method may be the one.  Instead of counting sheep, spend five minutes jotting down what you need to take care of tomorrow and you may fall asleep 10 minutes faster, according to a new Baylor University study. Doctors have known for year that the act of writing helps to decrease ‘cognitive arousal’ and worry, so the Baylor University study had patients with anxiety disorders, and had them write everything they’re anxious about and it worked.  The ore specific they wrote the faster they went to sleep. Simply writing down what you have to do the next day helps you get it off your mind and in essence, you check off a box allowing your mind to rest enough for you to fall asleep.

SOURCE: Moneyish

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