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Sleep is not a luxury. It is a necessity. Here are a few ways you can help your body and mind get the rest it needs, even when you are feeling anxious.

Set & Keep a Schedule

Do your best to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each day, regardless of your schedule. Go to bed and wake up at the same time.

Create a Sleep Space

Find the right mattress, sheets, sleeping temperature, and low light and noise levels for your most restful sleep.


Disconnect from screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Limit electronics in your sleeping space.

Follow a Nightly Routine

Honor what works for you and do it every night. This might include meditation, a warm bath, or journaling.


A variety of online resources exist to help you fall asleep and make for more restful nights.


Mindfulness can center you to the present and make you more aware of the moment.  When life brings unpredictability, this exercise can help quiet thought and “what ifs” to get and stay asleep.

The number five

What are FIVE things you SEE?

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What are FOUR things you FEEL?

The number three

What are THREE things you HEAR?

The number two

What are TWO things you SMELL?

The number one

What is ONE thing you TASTE?