This simple trick works whether you’re at home or away.

Having trouble turning off your brain when it’s time for bed? Don’t resort to counting sheep: A study of insomniacs found that those who mindlessly ticked off numbers took an average of 20 minutes longer to fall asleep than those who imagined a relaxing scene, like a future vacation. The researchers suspect that mindless counting isn’t engrossing enough to quell stressful thoughts, but positive images keep our focus.


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From the publishers of Women’s Health