How To Mitigate Night Anxiety

At night, the busyness and movement of the day… S T O P S. Things slow down, and your mind turns UP.

Or, is it just me?

Here are my tested, tried, and true ways to mitigate those night-time worries. (Read on to my most useful tip, #3! You won’t regret it.)

Hard to sleep ? You aren’t alone. You also can change this, wit some #BreeziDeezi tips.
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Night-Anxiety = SOggy leftovers.

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  • You can’t reheat chipotle too much, it becomes soggy and gross. Consider the same for the those thoughts that “pop up” at night and drown you, keep you from sleeping. Those thoughts are leftovers, suppressed from earlier in the day when you were too occupied to digest them. Realize that you’re chomping on soggy leftovers, and try something new, like the following advice:
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Wear. Yourself. Out.

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  • If you work-out regularly, or if you are just considering starting, it will truly help you sleep at night. Just start. Wear yourself out! Studies support that physical exertion is conducive to deeper, more restorative sleep. “The good news: People who engage in at least 30 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise may see a difference in sleep quality that same night. “It’s generally not going to take months or years to see a benefit. And patients don’t need to feel like they have to train for the Boston Marathon to become a better sleeper.” – Hopkinsmedicine.org.
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My favorite: Gratitude Lists

  • While laying down, if the thoughts/ night-anxiety begin… start to recite all that you are grateful for in your mind. (You can also type this on your iphone, but staying away from blue light is probably best.)
!Disclaimer! Scrolling social media will NOT help you sleep…
  • I usually turn off all lights, ask Alexa to play rain sounds, close my eyes and begin to recite in my head: “As I fall asleep peacefully, I am grateful for: *list blessings here* – no matter how big or small, go over every thing and person you are grateful for. You’ll be asleep in no time!

Which is your favorite? What would you add to this list? I appreciate you so much for reading and commenting!

Read this relevant blog on gratitude.

Try it, and comment below if it worked for you!

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6 responses to “How To Mitigate Night Anxiety”

  1. Wow! Great analyzation! I like the metaphor of “leftovers”. Yes! I agree! Our thoughts are leftovers from the day. I often do that. Think about what went wrong, what I could’ve or should’ve done better, did I accomplish my goals/objectives for the day and how I don’t have this or that. Thus, I’m up most of the night! Thanks for sharing your tips. When I work out I do sleep better. I will do my “grateful” list tonight. Thanks breezideezi. You never disappoint!

    1. I am proud of you for be open to try new things, let me know how your “grateful recitation” goes !

      1. Thank you! Will do!

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    sculptmyfigure

    I love this! I have night time anxiety sometimes because either I am thinking about what I need to do the next day at work, did I pay all my bills that are due /did I forget something (LOL). I also have anxiety that causes fear such as, what would I do if something happens to my daughter or what will she do if something happens to me. Different thoughts and emotions go through my head and makes it harder to fall asleep. And don’t let me be sick because then I am afraid to sleep for fear of not waking up. I pray until I do fall asleep but I will incorporate your techniques as well. Thank you for all the great tips you provide!

    1. I think thats normal, at least from my experience. The gratitude list is most helpful for me, better than counting sheep lol. I hope you find some peace and relief.

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