10-Minute 'Tension Tamer' at Bedtime May Help You Sleep: Study

Nightly routine uses positive mental imagery and slow deep breathing.

A new study suggests that a simple 10-minute technique may reduce tension, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.
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Verma recommends that people commit to having a wind down time before bedtime to relax and shut off the issues and stimuli of the day. "You need to make sleep a priority in your life," she advised.

Because this study was presented at a medical meeting and not published in a peer-reviewed journal, the data and conclusions should be viewed as preliminary.

More information

Learn more about sleep disorders from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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