Sleepless in DreamLand

What is the one thought or subject you must never think of when you go to sleep? Read on: Most readers here are familiar with my writing on sleep aids including: The ten cent snoring cure – taping up the dependent nasal tip The sit ups for the flabby throat The Hydro Pulse nasal irrigation to clear nasal blockage with the Throat attachment to the Hydro Pulse to shrink swollen tonsils and throat tissue The counted breathing exercises. Count breath in four and out six Suppose you have done these. Your nose is perfectly clear, your throat muscles are strong and free of fat, you can relax by counted breathing. Yet, still not sleeping. Because? All the sleep advisors speak of calming down before sleep, de-stressing. Some do this by A warm bath Watching a dull TV show Relaxing music Water fountain Aroused before Sleep? However there are some patients who are actually aroused before going to sleep. They worry about getting enough sleep. They lay in bed thinking: Will I fall asleep Why aren’t I asleep Should I try yoga for sleep Am I falling asleep? What time is it? How long have I been trying to sleep? Turns out thinking about the act of sleeping is the WORST thing you can possible do! NEVER think about falling asleep, am I falling asleep? Never use the word sleep! Best is counting sheep! Or using counted breathing. Or count your wiggling the toes. Why? Counting is non-judgemental, doesn’t arouse any anxiety. Another aid is breathing in count four and out count six. This is because when the exhalation is...