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Take a very hot bath with scented bath oil beads. This will relax your muscles. When in bed, imagine that you are riding one of the clouds as your magic carpet.
I am pretty sure that one answer will not fit all people but for me there has always been one way that works. In fact it works so well that, for example, when I was in the Army while others took a 15 minute smoke break I took at 12 minute sleep break.
What I do is to slowly count backwards from 100. It never works for me to count upwards from 1 or any other number but counting backwards, 100, 99, 98, etc always does the trick. In fact I am so used to this now that I rarely get past 91 before I am drifting off into sleep thinking about something.
You might think it's silly but consider this. When you have an operation in the hospital, why do they ask you to count backwards from 100 when they start the procedure to put you to sleep?
Read a book under a dim light & don't take long naps during the day.
It works for me.
Any way of falling asleep is fine as long as you don't fall from office chair, bed, couch etc and get injured!
Thank you everyone for your help! i really appreciate that xxx
I like to take some tryptophan, GABA and active B-6 about 30 to 45 minutes before bedtime. That puts me into a nice dreamy state and I usually sleep like a rock for 8 hours. But the best part is I awake very refreshed, which has not been my experience with other products such as Benadryl.
My aunt is a professor of kinesiology and specializes in sports injuries and rehabilitation. This Christmas I asked her this very question and she gave me some advice that worked
Lie still. Tense you toes. Count to 5. Relax them. Tense your feet. Count to 5. Relax them. Continue this up your body (calves, thighs, buttocks, abs, back, chest, shoulders, upper arms, lower arms, hands). After this you're going to feel pretty relaxed. Focus on nothing but relaxing. Relax your feet, ankles, legs, etc all the way up your body (not flexing this time).
Once your whole body is relaxed you'll be well on your way to sleepyland.
Or, you know...a few shots of whiskey in some hot chocolate does the trick..
OR.. A shot of rum and some NyQuil. O-u-t. lol
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