Am I the only one that has trouble falling to sleep? I’ve read (and witnessed) that when men lie down to go to sleep they are asleep in five seconds, my husband is like that. Women on the other hand, myself included, lie down and think about every conversation, every action, what they did or didn’t do and what they need to do the next day. Every night it takes me about 20 minutes to fall asleep. It’s even more difficult when DH is snoring away and I haven’t drifted off yet.
I lie there making lists in my head of things I need to get done tomorrow, next week and next month. Why do we torture ourselves like that?
I’ve recently read an article on falling asleep, and learned a tip that’s worked for other people and, I’ve been doing it for weeks now and it totally works!
I do not want to lie there thinking, I just want to sleep! When my thoughts start drifting into the abiss, I say to myself, you know what? I can think about this tomorrow… Let’s go to sleep and I start repeating 4,7,8…4,7,8…4,7,8…4,7,8… It seriously works everytime!!! I wake up the next day and think wow, that was so easy. And really it doesn’t have to be 4,7,8 it could be anything, 123, 456, anything. But you have to keep repeating it to keep your mind from drifting to your thoughts if you want to focus on sleep.
I don’t want to lie awake all night wasting sleep when my child will be waking me up very early the next day.
Try it and let me know if it works for you!!