Your brain keeps collecting every kind of information the entire day, and it may replay it all over again when it’s time for you to relax and sleep in peace. Stress and anxiety can also give rise to a mind with racing thoughts at night, which may lead to insomnia over time. Therefore, it’s essential to take control of this “habit” before it takes control of you. To prevent your mind from staying awake, you can use a variety of techniques. For instance, if the uncomfortable bedding is making it hard for you to sleep quickly at night, you can invest in a cozy one, like a breathable silk duvet cover to regulate your body temperature for restorative sleep.

Furthermore, there are plenty of other techniques that can help you sleep better at night while preventing your mind from being overactive. We’ve mentioned them in this article, read below!

Write Down Your Thoughts Before Going to Bed

As negative thoughts can make you extremely anxious, they can prevent you from sleeping calmly at night. Therefore, it’s important to get rid of pessimistic racing thoughts at bedtime to get deep sleep as soon as you hit your bed pillow.

You should keep a diary or journal on your bedside table and write all the thoughts that are present in your mind. Try to have a more solution-based approach while doing so to ensure you are at peace during sleep.

Try Breathing Techniques

Anxiety can drastically elevate your heart rate, therefore, making it harder for you to put your body and mind to sleep at the same time. You should try breathing techniques as they help to slow your heart rate.


Holding your breath for around seven seconds and slowly exhaling will help you relax. Another relaxation breathing technique can be to “inhale positivity” and “exhale negativity”. Doing this will give your brain a positive message while calming you down.

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Practice Yoga

A few minutes before going to bed, you should practice yoga as this will allow a smooth blood flow in your body and will further calm your anxiety or even pain. It’s important to keep in mind that you should only practice super low-impact yoga, otherwise you won’t be able to sleep well.

While you practice yoga, you can get the benefits of aromatherapy as well. Add a few drops of lavender or chamomile oil to your diffuser to further induce sleep.

Get Rid of the Electronic Devices

Not only do electronic devices like your tablet, smartphone, or laptop emit melatonin-inhibitor blue light but they can also make you come across some “unpleasant” news right before you are about to sleep.

All of this can disrupt your sleep, and you won’t be able to deal with your racing thoughts. Hence, it’s vital to stop using electronic devices two to three hours before bed. If it’s necessary to answer work-related emails at night, use night mode and make sure you get done with the task as soon as possible.  

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