Why To Set A Wind Down Alarm Every Night, From A Sleep Specialist
Once you’ve physically prepped for bed, it’s time to get the mind involved. To do so, Darley recommends taking a few minutes to write down any lingering thoughts from the day. Getting in the habit of doing this consistently can help you put lingering worries to bed, so to speak, and get you in the right headspace for sleep. Once you release anxious thoughts, you can replace them with something more positive: a quick expression of gratitude, a calming meditation, a visualization that makes you feel held.
“Learning how to set your thoughts aside before bed can help you really sleep peacefully,” she says, “and then pick up your stuff the next day.”