Stress has taken over the planet, at almost the same speed as the Covid-19 virus. Our physical and mental wellbeing, immunity, food habits, and healthy sleep depend on how well we respond to and deal with stress. Among its many adverse effects, stress can cause depression, insomnia, and even mental disorders, when it is left unaddressed.
We all have heard the expression: if something is stressing you out, sleep over it. Sleep is a nature’s gift that allows your mind and body to unwind and rejuvenate. In times like these, sleep can also relieve stress, and help you find calmness in chaos. The real question, however, is how to sleep when your mind is awake due to the unnerving and fearful thoughts.
You don’t have to worry if you are one of those who can fall asleep within 7-15 minutes of hitting the bed. It implies you have a healthy sleep pattern. If, however, you get sleepless nights now and then, due to stressful thoughts overwhelming you, you need to find ways to silence your mental noise to get a good night’s sleep. Here’s how you can do it.
According to a study, breathing can help you deal with insomnia. If you are unable to sleep due to intrusive thoughts, do breathing exercises. Breathe consciously and effectively. Breathing consciously during the night time, in your bed, can increase the production of melatonin (sleep hormone) in your body and reduce your stress. This exercise can calm you down and help you sleep quickly.