If you find yourself staring at the ceiling trying to quiet a racing mind, there's a simple two-part strategy that can help you get some much-needed rest.
In her new book "Sleep Sense," sleep expert Katharina Lederle describes a strategy based on principles from Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT is a type of therapy informed by mindfulness principles and designed by cognitive and behavioral therapists. This type of therapy, in part, can help people acknowledge and accept negative thoughts and make changes in their lives.
Whether you're currently trying to go to sleep or you've been dealing with anxieties from your day, Lederle says her suggested approach can help you "become less bothered by your thoughts and emotions" and fall asleep more easily.