According to a new study, writing before you go to bed can help you get a good night’s sleep.
You can’t just write anything, though. The study specifically examined individuals who wrote out to-do lists for the next day. Dr. Michael Scullin of Baylor University’s neuroscience department claims that being anxious about the next day can prevent falling asleep.
Not only that, but you’re likelier to recall things in the morning that you think about the night before. It’s why so many students fall asleep studying the night before an exam. Therefore, you’re likelier to actually stick to your plan if you review it before falling asleep.
The bottom line? Writing a to-do list can improve not only your sleep but your plans for the next day.