Recover From A Bad Night's Sleep By Faking A Nap

No matter how carefully you plan and schedule your sleep, you're bound to have a night of bad sleep now and again. To help recover, Health Magazine recommends a technique called paradoxical relaxation to trick your brain into thinking you took a nap.

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The technique comes from Dr Matthew Edlund, attempts to create a form of active rest to help you recover from a night of tossing and turning. Edlund explains how to do it:

Focus on one muscle group in your body for at least 15 seconds, concentrating only on how it feels and nothing else. Repeat up and down the body. Surprise — you feel recharged.

A night of bad rest can be a serious bummer on your day, so finding ways to trick yourself into feeling energised without resorting to a 12-pack of Red Bull can be helpful. Hit up the post over on Health for a few more tips.

How to fake a good night's sleep [Health via CNN]


    This is an old relaxation technique and is an excellent precursor to meditation. Generally you relax every muscle from toe to top in that order.

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