5. Use guided imagery
“Mind/body stuff really works in helping you get to sleep,” says Cleveland therapist Belleruth Naparstek. The imagery seduces the brain into seeing and thinking about other things, while the voice tone, pacing, music, and images will persuade the ramped-up part of your nervous system that it’s time to calm down. The imagery will shut down the adrenalin that’s keeping you too aroused to sleep, and shoot some calming hormones into your nervous system.