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Can’t Sleep? Try These Sleep Relaxation Techniques

Is there anything worse than not being able to sleep? Or more stressful? I mean, it’s like the more you can’t sleep, the more you stress out about it, which leads to more not-being-able-to-sleep. It’s such a catch 22!

And there are a variety of sleep relaxation techniques out there — drinking warm milk and counting sheep are the old standbys, but did you know that a lot of mindfulness and meditation practices can help you to zen out and … pass out? True story!

The Sleep Matters Club created this infographic featuring 10 sleep relaxation techniques that really do work. From progressive muscle relaxation to guided imagery to sound meditation, be sure to tuck a few of these ideas away in your noggin so that the next time you can’t snooze, you’ve got tools in your sleep-loving toolbox to try!

Did any of these sleep relaxation techniques surprise you? I’d never heard of humming before! Totally going to try that. —Jenn

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