But also if I can’t sleep I have one or two devices to help myself sleep.
What are they?
I try a quick relaxation formula, which is you know, tensing yourself quite steeply to begin with just for a few seconds and then relaxing and moving every movable part of your body that is possible. You know, I would even waggle my ears if I could. Eyelids and facial muscles and mouth. Everything, you just do a quick relax in other words, all your joints, and then take some deep breaths afterwards and that quite often makes me go to sleep.
Oh I will have to try that. I have not tried that.
A quick relaxation and the other system is counting down, have you heard of that one.
No. Do you start at a number?
I start from number twenty and then I gradually count down and then I go 20, and then 19, 18, I make each number two syllables and an intake of breath and then expel of breath, down to … if you do it very slowly and regularly and you go down to say zero and say zero a few times then you can go into minus one if you want.
If you are still awake?
And that, I don’t know how long ago I first found that method. And when I first started it I had to work at it for about a month before it seemed to work. And then after that it worked.
That is interesting. So it wasn’t a quick fix for you, it took a while for you?
No it took quite a time and I had to keep on doing it, before suddenly it worked. I don’t know why that was. About a month …