The BBC has a great article online, “Are you getting enough?”
The article discusses the pervasiveness of sleep disorders in the U.K. (and modern society in general) as well as some interesting suggestions to help you fall asleep faster. Here are a few:
Systematically tense each muscle group in turn until it starts to hurt – about 20 seconds – and then let go. This creates a warm feeling of relaxation, and any tension should flow away. The theory is that with physical relaxation comes mental calmness. PMR is used as a stress buster, as well as helping sleep.
Just repeating “the” could be the solution. It’s known as a blocking strategy, another cognitive technique. The aim is to stop the mind racing. Repeating a simple word like “the” at irregular interval blocks other thoughts coming into your head.
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