Writing a to-do list before bed helps you sleep

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Do you have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep at night? Researchers at Baylor University claim that the secret to a good night’s sleep could be as simple as writing a to-do list before hitting the hay.

Researchers found that taking five minutes to write out the things you plan to get done the next day reduces the stress that might otherwise keep you up and gives your mind the chance to rest.

Researchers explain, "We live in a 24/7 culture in which our to-do lists seem to be constantly growing and causing us to worry about unfinished tasks at bedtime. Most people just cycle through their to-do lists in their heads, and so we wanted to explore whether the act of writing them down could counteract nighttime difficulties with falling asleep."

If you find yourself tossing and turning more nights than you should, it might be worth a try! (Live Science)

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