Your brain struggles to focus when it is tired; it often leads to racing thoughts that are associated with anxiety. Usually happens immediately after the lights are out and you’re trying to fall asleep.

So what do you think about before sleeping?

You often tend to pass throughout different phases before finally falling asleep:

Phase one when you tend to go through the occurrences of the passing day and you question every act you did and every word you said.

Phase two when your creative side kicks in, when you try to plan everything for the next day, year.

The third and final phase is when you know you won’t be getting a good night’s sleep; this is when you question everything, the questions that can’t be answered. Why are we here? Are aliens real? Do I get to live for the next year?

If your thoughts are keeping you up at night, the trick is to start using a new pattern.

  • Try positive meditation before bed by concentrating on your breathing. If your mind wanders gently bring it back to your breath, immediately forgive yourself and continue.
  • Tricking your brain using a form of reverse psychology by accepting that you won’t be falling asleep tonight and repeating “I will not sleep and that’s OK”, your brain will take it as a signal to fall asleep – it’s called a sleep paradox.
  • Try picturing a beautiful place and focusing on your surroundings will help you float off into peaceful sleep with a lovely scene in your mind will surely lead to restful sleep.

Sleep is still the most important but at the same time neglected part of everyone’s overall well-being. This is very important because it allows our body to regenerate and prepare for the new day.

Sufficient sleep at night can relax our nervous system, and also help prevent excessive weight gain, heart disease and a longer course of disease.