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Counting sheep: Who came up with this old sleep tip, and does it work?

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Can Counting Sheep Really Help You Fall Asleep? #

Counting sheep to fall asleep is a well-known remedy for sleeplessness, but have you ever wondered where this practice originated? The concept can be traced back to medieval times when shepherds counted their sheep to lull themselves to sleep. However, the effectiveness of counting sheep has been questioned. In a study on combating insomnia, participants who used imagery reported falling asleep faster and experiencing less discomfort and distress. While counting sheep may not be a foolproof method, there are other techniques like visualizing relaxation, expressing gratitude, and engaging in problem-solving or journaling that can help with falling asleep.