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Meditation can be used to calm your mind and help you sleep

If we practice meditation more often, we’re training our brain to be able to calm itself, like a self-management strategy. Photo: Pexels

(Katie Camero/ Buzzfeed News) — If you have to deal with difficult decisions and stressful situations on the daily, not to mention the dumpster fire that is the news cycle at any given moment, it’s not unusual to have anxiety and intrusive thoughts that keep you awake at night.

There are things you can do that help. For example, you can try cognitive behavioral therapy, which aims to transform your negative habits and thoughts about sleep into positive ones.

However, there’s another sleep-promoting technique you might consider: meditation. It’s a safe and accessible way to calm your ruminating mind, and there are plenty of free apps you can use to make it easier to do. (…)