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Overcoming Insomnia

Combat insomnia with relaxation, mental voice tone, and visualization.

By
Stever Robbins,
Episode #039

Now that you're *yawn* thinking slowly, start paying really close attention to the colors behind your eyes. Watch the pretty patterns. You'll see *yawn* swirls, and colors ... and dots ... When you see a darker dot--for me, it's usually the black ones--imagine you're falling into it and it's getting bigger and bigger. Relax your neck and really feel like you're falling backwards into ... long pause ... nyum nyum nyum ... *snore* oh! hello! Sorry about that.

A couple of other tricks will help, too. A sleep researcher I met at a youth hostel shared this one. Only use your bed for sleeping, and sleep in a customary position. You'll literally train your body and mind that when your head hits the pillow, it's a signal for your body to prepare for sleep. Just in case you do, er, other activities, in bed, start thinking more creatively. There's a reason kitchen counters are covered with linoleum.

And my final tip combines sleep, weight loss, and studliness in one happy package: hire an Evil Trainer to help you work out so you're so physically exhausted you just can't stay awake. Sweet dreams!

This is Stever Robbins. If you have a question about how to Work Less and Do More, e-mail getitdone@quickanddirtytips.com or leave voicemail at 866-WRK-LESS. You can also follow me on twitter at GETITDONEGUY, and contribute to discussions that are leading to my new book at blog.steverrobbins.com/getitdoneguy.

Work Less, Do More, and have a Great Life!

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