A new book One Second Ahead: Enhance Your Performance at Work with Mindfulness explains some simple ways to de-stress before turning in for the night, reports The Daily Mail.


  • Before you lie down, sit on the edge of your bed, close your eyes, and allow any thoughts of unresolved business to arise, and then let them go. Centre yourself with your breath. Allow your body to relax. Allow your mind to relax. Breathe and let go.
  • Lie down on your back. Maintain a gentle awareness of your breath while relaxing your body and mind deeper with each exhale. Do not force your attention on your breath as that will arouse wakefulness.
  • Simply relax and let go.
  • After a short while, you’ll experience your awareness fading away. When this happens, roll onto your right side; let go of any remaining awareness; and allow yourself to fade into sleep.