The best way to fall asleep is to force yourself to stay awake!
Experts from the University of Glasgow say what often keeps us awake is “sleep anxiety” – where you lie in bed, freaking out because you’re not falling asleep. But that increases stress, and keeps you from drifting off even more! But a little reverse psychology can help – or what experts call paradoxical intention. When you focus on staying awake, it frees you from sleep anxiety – and people using that technique fall asleep faster than those who don’t.