Do you count sheep when you can't sleep?

@kharen (1488)
Philippines
August 19, 2008 1:03am CST
I haven't done that. I just read to help me sleep. How about you?
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@alokn99 (5718)
• India
19 Aug 08
No, I've never tried it. I'd rather think about some pleasant things or some nice places. Sometimes not thinking also helps.
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@fwidman (11519)
• United States
19 Aug 08
No, I don't count sheep. But I sometimes do mathematical things in my head just to relax Often I don't have to do much of anything as I take Tylenol PM for back pains and I am too sleepy to think about anything when I go to bed.
@mscott (1925)
• United States
19 Aug 08
I like to dream that I am a ninja and I go around battling the evil of the world throughout the ages. I never really get very far though because I fall asleep. The sheep don't personally work for me. I think I am allergic to sheep and although thinking about them doesn't make me sneeze why think about something unpleasant?
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@mscott (1925)
• United States
19 Aug 08
sheep at the fair - sheep, you can count this one easily
Oops, I almost forgot the picture.
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• United States
19 Aug 08
No I don't count sheep. It has been many years since I have counted sheep when I couldn't sleep. Normally I will lay there and clear my mind and that seems to work. Maybe I'll be nostalgic and count sheep when I can't sleep every now and then.
• India
29 Aug 08
Try it, it worked sometimes for me. However, don't imagine restless, bounding, jumpy sheep. The technique is to relax you. Imagine a big pasture, green, peaceful and the sheep lying down and sleeping in one line. Then imagine yourself to be floating over the pasture, swooping down gently on the sleeping sheep, counting it and then floating again. Generally, you'll find yourself relaxing and drifting off. If you have other thoughts, let them come, be aware and then gently push them out of your mind.
@kharen (1488)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
hey, what you said made me kinda sleepy..lol you're right about that.
@jaded22 (828)
• Philippines
20 Aug 08
Lol. I haven't tried it. Haha. But if I can't sleep I go online continuously or watch programs on tv.
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@kharen (1488)
• Philippines
30 Aug 08
wouldn't that keep you awake all night long?
@kaezy_kulet (2465)
• Philippines
29 Aug 08
no i don't what i do is just close my eyes and wait for sleepiness to catch me..then before i know it i am already asleep..^_^ plus i do not like counting..hehehe sometimes i will start in tagalog then eventually will fall into English no.'s because i find it already hard.
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• Indonesia
20 Aug 08
I did different things when I cant sleep... I read, I listening to the music, or just online and talk to someone, blogging, and writing... sometimes light an aromatherapy candle that relaxing might help... and also take a bath before sleep that will be nice too... anything but count sheep... as a matter of fact I never try it... did it even works...?? hahahahahaha...
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
20 Aug 08
I have tried it, and it works! I know anything repetitive can work. A meditation of some kind or pray can also get you to sleep faster! have you seen how easy it is to fall asleep in church?
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@magojordan (3256)
• Philippines
30 Sep 08
No I don't either because it doesn't help me. I do make my bed more comfortable so that I could relax and sleep soundly. If I can't sleep I try to think of things that are relaxing.
• United States
30 Sep 08
I used to have this one book where it tells you "How-Tos" with a lot of differen things. And one of them is how to fall asleep when you can't. The most that works for me is try doing the alphabet backwards. But now that I can do it so many times it's harder. So I had to change to a different method. I usually put on soothing music like instrumental or the like to relax my mind so I can sleep.