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Rumination before sleep

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



❗️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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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


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



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