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Jun 13, 2012

How to Fall Asleep at Night

I’ve always been able to fall asleep at night. After a hard day of work, I’m usually able to let head hit pillow and I’m out. My wife marvels at how quickly this sometimes happens. Also, I have always awoken in the middle of the night, at least once a night, and maybe more. I never sleep straight through. If I ever have, it’s because I went to bed at 3am and got up at 6am! Waking up in the middle of the night like this used to not bother me; I’d just fall back asleep. I used to laugh at coworkers that would complain of a rough night of sleep. Well, I wouldn’t laugh to their face. I just never had any sleeping problems at all.

As I’ve grown older, I’ve found it more difficult to get back to sleep. When I lay down at the end of the day, I can still fall asleep no problem, and then I have 4-5 hours of incredibly deep, restful sleep. But when I wake up at 1-3am, my mind is racing and I can’t stop thinking about the next day, or the previous day.

Recently, I started using a new trick, and for me, it’s actually working! I don’t count sheep. I just count. This is just one man’s solution, but I felt compelled to share it with you. Watch the video and let me know what you think in the comments below.