“Spending more time trying to fall asleep rather than actually sleeping? You’re not alone.
Just the act of trying too hard can cause (or continue) a cycle of anxious, nerve-wracking energy that keeps our minds awake. But there are scientific tricks you can try to flip the switch and guide your body into a safe shutdown mode.”
⏲️ Tossing and turning, staring at the ceiling, replaying the day’s events in your mind... does this sound familiar? For something we’ve been doing all our lives, falling asleep can sure be a challenge.
Fortunately, Healthline has some techniques to get you to sleep in under 120 seconds. See how the military method, breathing/muscle exercises and the mystery of paradoxical intention can get you — literally — fast asleep.
⛵ How well do you think you’d sleep atop a mattress of gentle waves?
No, we’re not talking about the waterbed you had in the ’80s — check out this bed/raft combo! We know what we’re bringing on our next camping trip (as soon as we scrounge a spare $2000 in change from the sofa cushions…).
🚶 If you’re a sleepwalker (or share a home with one), you’ll find this stand-up set of comedian Mike Birbiglia’s experiences with REM behavior disorder especially relatable. (For more, check out his book/documentary Sleepwalk with Me).