THERE ARE LOTS of things that can affect your sleep, including light, temperature and the state of your mattress. Yet time and again, the one major thing that gets in the way of a good night's sleep is your frame of mind.
When you feel or worried or anxious, it can be really hard to shake those negative feelings as you're lying there alone in the dark. And once you're on the worry train, you might never fall asleep.
If this sounds familiar, you can probably benefit from some positive thinking before bedtime. You can only really focus on one thing at a time, so if you replace your anxiety and negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll be better able to relax and drift off to sleep.