WRITE A TO-DO LIST FOR A BET­TER SLEEP

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Body and Soul - - NEWS -

Hav­ing trou­ble nod­ding off? Bust out your note­book, say US sci­en­tists. A study in the Jour­nal of Ex­per­i­men­tal Psy­chol­ogy had two groups of vol­un­teers com­plete a five-minute writ­ing task be­fore bed – one wrote a to- do list for the next few days, the other listed tasks they’d com­pleted. The to- do list group fell asleep nine min­utes faster, on av­er­age, than the oth­ers. It’s thought that ‘of­fload­ing’ helps re­duce worry over un­fin­ished tasks. Just don’t write the list on your phone – its blue light dis­rupts the sleep-in­duc­ing hor­mone mela­tonin.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.