If you have trouble falling asleep and you’ve tried absolutely everything, it may be time to take yourself away and go somewhere happy.
Research shows thinking back on a happy memory may help – but you have to really put yourself in that memory.
Recreating the experience in your mind is known as savoring – and it doesn’t matter what the memory is, if it’s a happy one, but you need to go beyond closing your eyes – you must imagine you’re there.
Say you think of the beach – you have to imagine the sun and warmth, the feel of the sand, the sound of the waves – and if done correctly, it helps you de-stress and keeps you calm.
Pick the memory in advance and practice through the day, because it may be hard at first. But once you get going, a deeper sleep awaits!
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