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最近,我嚴重的失眠,當我想要入睡時,我就變成超級緊張!當我結束了一天漫長的工作後,身體已經感覺超級疲倦,當躺下來準備睡覺時,閉上眼睛的那一刻,我的腦海裡將浮現明天的代辦事項清單,想到這些事情,我就會不由自主的緊張。。。超緊張!所以我嘗試了呼吸練習、耳塞和薰衣草枕頭噴霧等一切可以緩解緊張的方法,我現在只想好好的睡一覺!

Lately, I’ve been having so much trouble falling asleep that I actually became super stressed out about falling asleep! So I would be really tired from a long day of work, get ready for bed, and then lie there for the whole night. My eyes would be closed but my mind would be furiously creating tomorrow’s to-do list - and then trying to remember it all. So stressful, right? So I tried everything from breathing exercises to ear plugs to lavender pillow spray. As you can see, I was getting desperate to catch some z’s. 

最後,在喝了半杯酒後我已經神志不清了。但是,請千萬不要誤會以為我告訴你的熟睡竅門是喝酒(請千萬不要酗酒……)——確實喝一些酒真的會讓我放鬆心情,不再去關注那些自認為很重要的事情。

Finally, I had half a glass of wine and I was knocked out cold. Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you that the trick to falling asleep is to drink (let’s not become alcoholics here…) - but drinking that wine really got me relaxed, in a good mood, and it really got my mind off whatever it was focusing on. 

當然,我不想完全的依靠酒精入睡,所以我開始尋找新的可以放鬆自我的方法,比如觀看雖然無聊但熱鬧的YouTube視頻或者和我的小狗一起玩耍(在入睡前,她一直很開心的依偎在我身邊)!對我來說(希望這適用於你),這一切都是可以分散注意力,放鬆自我的方法,並且最終安心的入睡。

Of course, I didn’t want to be completely dependent on wine, so I started finding ways to completely relax myself, including watching brainless hilarious youtube videos or playing with my dog (she’s always up for a fun snuggle before bed). For me (and hopefully this works for you) it’s all about distracting yourself and finding ways to relax and finally fall asleep. 

關於失眠的最後一個注意事項是,你必須時刻提醒自己,你並沒有睡眠問題。以前在晚上的時候,我很緊張但是又不得不去睡覺,我已經很努力的入睡但是卻始終做不到!這時千萬不要以為你不能入睡是不正常的,也不要告訴自己你有失眠症。如果你不相信自己可以入睡,那就真的永遠也睡不著了!

One last note on fighting insomnia is that you have to train your mind to think that you do not have sleeping problems. Before, when it was night time, I used to get nervous that I had to sleep, and I would already start stressing out about falling asleep before I even tried because I knew I wouldn’t be able to! Don’t think it’s normal that you can’t fall asleep and don’t tell yourself that you have insomnia. If you don't believe you can fall asleep, you never will!