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The Secret of Shutting Your Brain Off to Sleep

Steve J Carter

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Are you still thinking about that annoying coworker, what to eat for tomorrow night's dinner or money issues before shutting your eyes at night? Is it preventing you from getting sleep? If so, you may be in need of a few secrets that will help you shut your brain off to sleep. After all, staying awake worrying isn't going to help you deal with them in the morning. In fact, it will harm your ability to do so.

Meditation and learning to breath

Everyone knows how to breath, right? Sure they do, but do they know how to breathe properly to calm their minds and bodies?

Basically, before going to bed, you find a relaxing atmosphere. Perhaps you enjoy candlelight, and the color scheme of your living room. You can either lie down in your living room or sit in a comfortable chair and light a candle. It's important to be relaxed in order to get the best results.

Now take a few deep breaths, close your eyes and try to push all of the clambering thoughts from your mind. Take a deep breath through your nose. You want to do this slowly, while concentrating on your body, and once your lungs are full of air, release it slowly through your mouth.

Now set a rhythm, and you will hopefully fall into a light meditative state. Using this technique before bed has helped a great deal of people relax, and get a better night sleep. Yoga, which teaches this sort of breathing, while tiring your body out at the same time, can be a huge benefit for people who have trouble sleeping at night.


I nice back or body massage can be a wonderful tool when trying to get some shut-eye. Getting those knots of tension massaged out of your system can be relaxing and many people fall asleep while getting the massage. You can also get the massage before or after your meditation session to boost the effects.

Making love

Or if you were a little frisky after your massage, perhaps your partner would be up for a little nookie. Sex releases chemicals in the brain that naturally help you to relax and fall asleep. Plus, a little bit of post-sex cuddling never hurts either.


Reading before bed can help you shut your mind off and divert your attention from the day's events. However, this method only works for about 50% of people, but if you've tried everything else, this may be the answer for you.

Hot bath

I nice hot bath, some candlelight and a good book could be the answer you're looking for. You could also relax in the tub before heading off for your massage and meditation session. Sounds a lot like paradise, right? Just make sure you have your bath an hour or so before bed so your body temperature can settle down afterwards.

If you're looking to shut your brain off to sleep, try these secrets. While there is no solution that works for everybody, these secrets will help the majority of them. You just have to find the technique that works for you.

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