Mental exercises are a great way to get your mind off of the day's worries and board the train to snooze town. But counting sheep the old fashioned way isn't as effective as it could be. Here's what you should do instead.
In this video from the Business Insider YouTube channel, Dr Michael Breus, sleep doctor and a Fellow of The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, shares his best tips for falling asleep faster. Some we've talked about before, like keeping a worry journal.
With that said, Breus has a very interesting approach to the old "counting sheep" approach. Instead of counting up one at a time, he suggests you count backwards from 300 in threes (300, 297, 294 and so on). The process is complicated enough for your brain that you can't think of anything else, and it's boring. Two things that are sure to help you finally get some shuteye.