Sleep, Or Do Not Sleep. There Is No Try

A long time ago I picked up the mantra “if you can't sleep, don't try” and have lived by it ever since.

Lying in bed awake and not feeling sleepy is futile. Either go to sleep or get up and do something else.

Getting up won't affect your sleep because you are not sleeping anyway.

By getting up and distracting yourself you not only raise your chances of starting to feel sleepy, you also avoid conditioning yourself to staying awake in bed.

Developing a habit of lying awake in bed is not useful, so don't practise it. If you cannot sleep, don't try.

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Gerard V

Gerard V is a comedy hypnotist entertainer based in Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific including the USA and sometimes Europe . He does shows for companies, clubs and charities where he works live on stage with audience volunteers that he has never met before.   Gerard VTel: +61 468 419 994

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Gerard's blog. Mostly show related but other stuff too.

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Interesting, fun, or unique entertainment ideas for your events.


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Posts Relating to Pre-wedding and Wedding Entertainment Events

Hypnosis faq

Common questions about hypnosis

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A Blog About Sleep and Sleeping, Naps, Napping and Good Health

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Things I am asked about what kind of venues work well.


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Things we can do for that Special Day