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Rumination before sleep


👉What is the most common psychological reason why people can’t fall asleep?

👉Rumination

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❗️Rumination is the repetition of the same thought in your head over and over again. A habit of rumination can be dangerous to your mental health.

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Here’s what to try on your own to stop ruminating before sleep:

1️⃣Try the cognitive refocusing technique. This involves selecting (before you go to bed) a competing pleasant motivator to distract yourself with. If you like horse riding, you might imagine yourself riding a horse in the woods.

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2️⃣Schedule a worry break during the day. Give yourself a few minutes to worry and ruminate. When time’s up, it’s time to move on.

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3️⃣Let go of what you can’t control. Ask yourself “what can I change, if anything?” If you cannot change the situation, let it go. For things you can change, set up a list of small goals, and make the appropriate changes.

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4️⃣Practice 4-7-8 Breathing. Inhale for a count of four, hold for seven counts, and then blow out for eight counts. Do this at least five to seven times, and your heart rate will slow way down.

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The mission of High Performance Brain is to provide comprehensive therapeutic services that are preventative and interventional to all individuals in need.

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📥If you struggle with rumination, message us, so we can see how we can help you.

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