posted on Jan, 3 2015 @ 07:45 PM
a reply to: RickinVa
Here's a couple that I do.
1. Put some of your favorite music on a low level (low enough that you know it's there, but not so low that you cannot hear it). On average, if I'm
listening to a full hour of music, I will fall into a semi-sleepy state about halfway through.
2. Rest on your bed for about 2 hours before "bedtime" with your eyes closed. Only do this for about an hour, and then get up and do something for
the last hour before bed.
3. Turn off any "Electronics" (IE: TV, phone, laptop), and do something like drawing, reading, meditating. Do the activity until your eyes start to
go in/out of focus, or start to blur.
4. Not sure what kind of an area you live in, but if I couldn't sleep, I would actually go out and take a late-night walk. There were nights where
I'd only go a mile, but I never had a problem sleeping after one. Latest I was on one of these was 3:00am.
5. Instead of trying not to think about the problems, focus on a couple of them. Although it's kind of cheating, if you focus on thinking about
something, you're putting less focus on your body, which means that you are allowing your body to relax (which means it'll lead to sleep).