Got Anxiety? Create a Soothing Sleep Routine

Got Anxiety? Create a Soothing Sleep Routine

If you’re like a lot of people right now, anxiety may be causing you to toss and turn throughout the night. But sleep is essential to our health—without it we’re at increased risk of infections, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity. And getting a good night’s rest can improve mood and emotional balance according to Matthew Walker, PhD, director of the Center for Human Sleep Science and author of Why We Sleep (Scribner, 2017).

Maybe we can’t make every night worry-free, but with the following suggestions for creating a soothing going-to-bed routine, we can improve our chances of getting those much-needed hours of sleep.

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