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9 Nice Things To Think About When You're Struggling To Fall Asleep
Show less Having an active and creative imagination is a great gift. At night, though, it's not always so great, especially if it's keeping you awake. Don't despair! This article will introduce a few ways to help you fall asleep when your mind is over-active. To calm your imagination before sleep, take a few long, deep breaths before you lie down for bed, which can help you relax so it's easier to sleep. You can also put on some relaxing music or sing a calming song in your head to stop your mind from racing.
Skip navigation! Story from Wellness. Trouble Sleeping? Susan Biali Haas , M. What you think about when you fall asleep is an intimate, personal thing — and most of us do more than count sheep. Clinical psychologist and sleep specialist Michael Breus, Ph. This is usually very positive, and helpful.
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No offense to sheep, of course. A veritable smorgasbord of things keep me awake, but anxious thoughts are the biggest culprit. I've tried a lot of techniques to ease this nighttime stress, and a big one that works for me is focusing my mind on something, anything, that isn't my anxiety-inducing thought spiral.
Tags Living Happier. You know that awesome feeling when you wake up well-rested, energized, and ready to tackle the day? Try this really simple breathing technique to help you fall asleep. Here are 3 things you can do before bed to wake up happier:. Take a minute for gratitude practice.