If you have trouble falling asleep, you’re not alone. At any one time, approximately 30% of us have sleeping difficulties. Sleep problems usually go hand in hand with stress problems, whether related to an overactive mind, an active emotion, or even a physical condition. Just as mental health problems can cause sleep problems, sleep problems can cause mental health problems; it’s a negative loop that can spin out of control and lead to insomnia: you can’t sleep, you worry about it, and you’re prevented from sleeping. Practicing mindfulness and the ability to observe your thoughts and emotions has been shown to promote falling asleep more quickly, increase sleep time, and improve sleep efficiency.
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