posted on Jan, 24 2012 @ 11:05 AM
Here is what works for me 100%, always [and I am a nervous worrier]. However it takes some practice.
Lay in bed and relax all your muscles, starting with your feet. I have to do this twice and its amazing how some muscles need a little reminding. The
most important are the neck and shoulder and the facial muscles, especially around the mouth and the forehead, they can fool you
Anyway, once they are all relaxed, you basically stop thinking in words.
That will be the hardest part but it is entirely possible. Just tell yourself to 'shut up' and think in images.
If you can't just imagine a word like "auuuummm" and say that in your mind, it still stops you from thinking.
Then it's fun time. Just let the images come and watch them like a movie, let them do what they want...
Sleep will come without you noticing, just don't wait for it, it will be seamless from you watching and you dreaming.
And even if you don't sleep, your brain/body will be in a relaxed state which is just as good as sleep.
2. Stop thinking in words
Hope that helps. [can't do any harm anyways]