Sleep Hack: A Technique to Quiet Your Mind

Try other relaxation techniques … like progressive muscle relaxation. Working from your toes to your forehead, tightly tense each muscle group for five seconds, and then relax. Or try “mental distraction techniques,” as Olson labels them, such as picturing yourself someplace pleasant and calm or – yep – counting sheep. Fixating on your sleeplessness only makes those sweet zzz’s more elusive. With these techniques, “you’re getting your mind off ‘I can’t sleep; I can’t sleep; I can’t sleep,’ and onto something else,” he says.

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    1. Thanks for the comment. I’ve tried these techniques and they work. One I like is to visualize a hike I take around Bear Lake in the Rocky Mountains National Park. I recall the peace I feel each time I visit. Have a great day and a good night’s sleep. Ray

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