My Parents Think Im Sleeping by Jack PrelutskyWhat do you do when youre in bed and the lights are out but you still cant sleep? One boy finds plenty to keep him busy to keep him busy. First, he reads a little - under the covers with a flashlight, of course. Then, he sneaks into the kitchen for a piece of chocolate cake. Later, he listens to the rain and watches the nighttime shadows. What do you do when youre awake when you should be asleep? Maybe you could be reading this book!
9 Nice Things To Think About When You're Struggling To Fall Asleep
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. Counting sheep is fun and all, but what works even better is concentrating on things that make me feel grateful and content , which helps me drift off to a a perfectly dreamy sleep a lot faster. Here are some of my favorite topics:.
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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 already know the age-old remedy for a restless night of tossing and turning. Christopher Winter, M. When you hit the sack, you probably feel like you have to start snoozing in 5 minutes flat, says Dr. Relax, and remind yourself that your body will eventually shut down—because it needs to at some point, Dr. Winter says.