Tips on How to Make Yourself Fall Asleep
Do you ever find yourself lying wide awake at night only to start getting nervous and upset that you won’t be getting ANY sleep at night? Many people go through this and in all actuality; many people are bringing it onto themselves. Of course no one aims to deprive themselves of sleep but, in all actuality, it is the individual who is keeping themselves awake due to anxieties. In this article I will give you some tips to help get to sleep faster and how to help yourself to stop thinking about those things that cause you to stay awake at night.
First, TELL yourself to stop every time a thought that affects your sleep negatively crosses your mind, you will be surprised how powerful YOUR own commands to yourself will be. When you start to realize the power you own words have you will become more reassured that it will work and become more relaxed. However, it is important to avoid anxiety.
How about those times when you REALLY need to be asleep and are wide awake? Much of this is caused by that classic case of performance anxiety. How about considering reverse psychology in order to relax your body. For example, if you aren’t falling asleep, tell yourself to STAY awake. Naturally your body wants sleep and it will eventually succumb to the slumber. It’s all about relaxing.
If you have lots of anxiety in regards to the aforementioned issues, try breathing techniques such as taking very deep breaths and slowly releasing. Try this technique over and over and you will feel the relaxation proper breathing provides. Keep breathing in deeply and slowly releasing, feeling the release of anxiety as you exhale slowly.
Why not try counting sheep? Counting forward and backwards actually does help many people all asleep. Even picture those numbers appearing in your mind in front of you. This is not thought that causes a person to stay awake like those of your BOSS and deadlines, which cause anxiety. These are simple and will help put your mind to “rest” (in all actuality our minds are busiest at night).
Try to picture yourself in a relaxing setting while painting the picture in your mind. The trick is to focus looking forward until you fall asleep while avoiding “real-life” thoughts that will just get you going. Try to relax and float in your thoughts…soon to be dreams. Floating sensations help the muscles relax and when your muscles are relaxed, you are relaxed. Mental and physical relaxation will take over and when that happens, who can resist falling asleep? So avoid any form of anxiety-provoking thoughts and just LET yourself drift away to a good night’s sleep.
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