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Sleep + Anxiety - Improve your sleep quality and calm your mind before bed


Sleep, the much-needed rest for our bodies and minds, can often become elusive when anxiety creeps into the night. The impact of anxiety on our sleep can leave us feeling fatigued, our minds racing, and our bodies restless. It might lead to the dreaded cycle of hitting the snooze button repeatedly in search of more rest, only to be greeted with more anxiety as we run late, or experiencing heightened alertness that prevents us from falling back asleep.


Let's explore some ways to ease anxiety before bedtime, ensuring a more peaceful slumber.


1. Light Stretching and Relaxation: Engaging in light stretching or gentle yoga before bed can help release muscle tension and dissipate adrenaline accumulated throughout the day. This can create a calming effect, signalling to your body that it's time to wind down.


2. Dim the Lights: About an hour before bedtime, start dimming the lights in your home to prepare your body for sleep. This helps to regulate the production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for inducing sleepiness.


3. Mindful Media Consumption: If you find yourself reaching for your phone or electronic devices before bedtime, be mindful of the content you're consuming. Avoid stimulating or distressing information, and opt for supportive and positive material to soothe your mind.


4. Plan "Worry Time": Dedicate some time a few hours before bed to jot down any worries or thoughts that are lingering in your mind. Writing them down can provide a sense of release, reducing the chances of them resurfacing during the night.


5. Caffeine Awareness: Be mindful of your caffeine intake, especially in the afternoon. Limiting caffeine after 1-2 pm can help avoid sleep disruptions caused by its stimulating effects.


6. Nervous System Balancing Guide: Our sleep and anxiety difficulties are often linked to a constant state of fight or flight in our nervous system. To support your journey in managing this, I've created a 10-day Nervous System Balancing Guide. For just $10, you can explore effective techniques to regulate your nervous system and promote a more restful night's sleep.


Remember, it's essential to treat your sleep with the same care and attention you would offer a dear friend. Prioritize relaxation, create a sleep-conducive environment, and gently steer your thoughts toward calmness as you prepare for a peaceful nights rest.


Sleep well and sweet dreams!


Sending love,

Carly




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