3 Ways to Get More Sleep

We can’t always turn off our minds, of course, but we can calm our thoughts so that sleep comes easier. Try adopting one or more of the suggestions. Notice how you feel. Did you fall asleep any faster?

  1. Try the Three Good Things technique. Before bed, think about three good things that happened in the last 24 hours, whether feeling thankful for a delicious homemade dinner or receiving a text from a friend. Research has found that grateful people are less likely to have negative, worrying thoughts when falling asleep.
  2. Take time to meditate. Meditation can reduce stress and create the right conditions for a good night’s sleep. You can find Headspace meditations, including ones designed for bedtime, right in the WW app. Use them whenever you need to unwind or turn down the noise in your mind.
  3. Start a worry list. Taking your worries to bed can keep you up at night. Instead, set aside time each evening to jot down what’s on your mind, then put the list aside and head to bed. Research shows that just 5 minutes of writing out your to-list before bed can help you fall asleep faster.
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