If you’re a delicate sleeper, you’ve probably researched sleep tips, bleary eyed and exhausted, many times.
You know about Lavender Essential Oil. You’ve tried Melatonin. You drink warm milk. Your room is dark and cool but not cold. You’ve experimented with white noise. In short, you could write a book about sleep tips.
And yet, sleep still eludes you.
Ah, sleep. Beautiful, luxurious sleep. Dancing just out of reach.
Maybe your brain is too busy. It keeps visiting events or possibilities, like a tongue to a sore tooth. Like a persistent hand to a cookie jar, you slap those thoughts away. And they persist.
Let’s talk sleep tips for busy brains.
So, your brain wants to think about stuff, hey? We’ll let’s give it so much to think about, it will fall, exhausted — like a kid who just spent 18 straight hours at Disneyland — into a deep sleep.
Let’s fight fire with fire. Let’s keep that busy brain occupied!
Go into a grocery store in your mind. Go into the produce section. Name and spell each and every kind of produce you can find. McIntosh Apple. Spell it out. Granny Smith Apple. Spell it out. Or, if you prefer, simplify it. Red apples. Spell it. Green Apples. Spell it. And so on. Your thoughts will start to drift. They will get a little disjointed. That’s good. You are approaching sleep. When you notice this, bring your thoughts gently back to the exercise. You don’t have to worry about doing it right. There is no order to this. Bring your mind to any piece of produce you can think of and get it to identify and spell it. Green onions or kiwis; it doesn’t matter. Eventually, your mind will poop out and go to sleep.