Your body can go through extreme physical duress following a breakup: sleep issues, food problems, depression, anxiety, and more. Stress can make it very hard to sleep after a breakup because you’re so emotional and your mind just doesn’t let you relax. In turn, lack of sleep is so hard on the body and mind…it’s an awful pattern. One way to help combat the negative feelings is to focus on your health. Exercise is proven to help combat feelings of depression and anxiety. Consider some group classes that can also provide a social side, like spinning classes or yoga. Exercise will also boost your immune system and at the same time help improve your sleep patterns. If you are still having trouble dozing off, try this trick created by a cognitive scientist’s attempts to solve his own sleep problem. He figured that if he could find a way to put his brain into a state it recognized as ready for sleep while directing his attention away from the stressful thoughts keeping him awake, he might just be fooled into dozing off. To find out the steps or to download the app, read the full article on OPRAH.com. Do you have any advice or tips for others on how to fall asleep and/or stay asleep? Leave a reply below.