For better shut-eye, don’t count blessings or sheep at bedtime; take stock instead.
A small but intriguing study found that writing a to-do list before turning in helps people get to sleep faster.
The reason? The mental housekeeping “offloaded” worry about what’s upcoming, according to research in the Journal of Experimental Psychology.
The study, led by Michael K. Scullin, Director of the Sleep Neuroscience and Cognition Laboratory in Baylor University’s department of Psychology, involved a team of researchers following 57 student volunteers. Each volunteer spent one night sleeping in the lab.
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