Don't Try Forcing Yourself To Sleep

Wednesday Nov 15th, 2017


The harder you try to fall asleep, the more elusive dreamland becomes.

In an experiment, scientists split 100 college students into two groups.  One group was told to fall asleep as quickly as possible; the other was instructed to go to sleep whenever they could.

The “fall asleep quickly” group took longer to drift off than their counterparts.  The scientists theorize that trying to fall asleep creates a sense of frustration that drives sleep away, similar to insomniacs, who constantly monitor their state of consciousness and wake themselves up time and time again, creating a self-fulfilling situation.


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