sleep(less)

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I often find myself having a hard time falling asleep. My mind wanders, I think about all the things I want to (but most likely won’t) do tomorrow, things I want to buy, when I’m going to buy them, money, lack off money, how to get money, things I did several years ago that I’m still embarrassed about, and what I could have done to change the situation….

Stress.

It’s insane what a stressed mind can do. Sleep slips away and I find myself trying to count sheep or think “dream thoughts” (you know where you start by imagining a scenario or a scene and hope it develops into a dream). This can come and go in periods for me. But it occurs very often, and for a while I wrote things down on a piece of paper that I had to do and checked them off when I did them, so that I wouldn’t have to think about them as much at night. But it only worked to a certain degree.

Does anyone have any tips on relaxing your mind and tips on falling asleep faster?

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2 Comments

  1. September 27, 2017 / 12:15 am

    I often struggle with the same problem – I am a total stress case! I find that developing a bedtime routine (herbal tea, reading for a few minutes, supplementing with magnesium) helps. It’s not a foolproof routine and there are still nights that I end up tossing and turning from the stress that I am feeling but it helps – good luck!

    • September 27, 2017 / 8:55 am

      Thanks for the reply! I’ll definitely try this instead of my Netflix watching before bed!

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