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I use this several times a week to help me get to sleep. I count to 112 or so. 75% of the I'm usually asleep within five minutes of finishing. Not always, though.

Have you tried counting backwards from a big number like 5000? I had a guided meditation once that used this method. The longer number and slightly higher cognitive load is apparently useful to distract your brain from distracting thoughts and imagery. Just enough work to keep it busy but relaxed. I lost track a lot, they said just pick the last number you remember without trying too hard and continue.

Haven't tried that. Sounds cool! Thanks.

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