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You Can Sleep

A well-known writer gives a simple formula for banishing worries and inviting slumber
Condensed from The Baltimore Sunday Sun
J. P. McEvoy

Do You lie awake at night, tossing and turning, hearing the clock strike two, three, four, before you finally drop off into exhausted slumber? I used to do that. But now I've learned the secret of quick, restful sleep. This is it: You can sleep-if you want to. It's as simple as that.
You lie awake because you want to. Don't tell me, "I go to bed and try to sleep but I just can't." Be honest with yourself. Do you really try to go to sleep? When worries crowd into your mind do you dismiss them-or dwell upon them? Do you think, "Gosh, that was a boner I made today.... I must remember to do such-andsuch.... Maybe I'd better make a note of it. ..." Honest now: are you wanting to go to sleep? Or are you wanting to stay awake and think?
Tonight try this experiment. Imagine you are taking down your thoughts in a notebook and that you must put them down carefully just as they come along. Start by trying to think of nothing but sleep and going to sleep. Then note how many other thoughts keep interfering, and how only by definite effort can you bring back the thought of sleep-that you want to sleep. You will be surprised to discover the tricks your mind will play to keep you thinking about your worries, how it will dodge and twist to throw off the notion of sleep.
Note one other thing-the most important thing. Whenever you think about your troubles you are not thinking about sleeping. Whenever you think about sleeping you are not thinking about

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