How to fall asleep in 10 minutes (or less)

Can't get to sleep? Loren Witcher, program manager of Tools for Peace, has a few calming tips.

How to fall asleep in 10 minutes (or less)

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Let go

Check in on your emotional state from the day, then consciously let go so the feelings simply dissolve.


Take a few deep breaths and relax your shoulders, stomach muscles, face, hands and legs. Release any tension in your body.


Imagine your body is made up of light. Visualize that you can see every cell, from your head to your feet, filled with light, warmth and peace.

Ease into slumber

Open yourself to the feeling of relaxation, warmth and peace; let your awareness dissolve like water merging with water. Stay with the visualization as you ease into slumber.

For more sleep tips, join our Twitter chat with Dr. Valerie Taylor from Women’s College Hospital from 1–2 p.m. EST on Sept. 24. Tweet your questions to @Chatelaine using the hashtag #chatzzz. 

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