Dr Oz: Stop Worrying and Go To Sleep
Do you have trouble getting to sleep at night because your worries keep you awake? Dr Oz teamed up with Gabrielle Bernstein to share a plan that can help you catch a few more Zs, with some help from audience member/worrier Cecelia.
Dr Oz: Name Your Feelings During the Day
The first step in this process is to Name Your Feelings as you go through your day. Gabrielle Bernstein said that the root of each worry is an underlying feeling. You might even be able to trace it back to your childhood insecurities. Since you don’t want to feel a negative feeling once again, we worry instead. But the solution is to experience the feeling and let it pass. Breathe in for 90 seconds when you catch yourself worrying. Then you’ll have less to decompress by the end of the day.
Dr Oz: Release Indecision with a Coin Toss
Bernstein’s solution for those big decisions that come into your head was pretty old school. To Release Indecision, use a coin toss to make a decision. Heads represents yes, while tails means no. It turns out to be less about letting the coin make the decision than how you respond to your result. “Your gut tells the truth,” she said. If you are happy with the answer you got in the coin toss, that is the right move and you can stop worrying.
Dr Oz: Change Your Sleep Position
Contrary to some other sleep advice, for this plan you should not get out of bed when you start to feel like you can’t sleep. Instead, simply change your Sleep Position. Cecelia climbed into a bed onstage, and Bernstein explained that you should instead turn around with your feet toward the head of the bed. Elevate your feet and take deep breaths. This can help you calm down from the inside out, and it won’t disrupt your sleep as much as getting up out of bed.