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Last night as we were falling asleep Alex mentioned he just stops thinking when it's time to sleep, which had never crossed my mind as an option or even something that is possible.

@sydney my spouse claims this is what they do and it’s frankly unfair (I voted think about whatever, but usually it’s “read on my Kindle until I fall asleep”)

@ryan It is so unfair! I have a whole routine of thoughts I go through on the way to sleepy town.

@sydney s.....top? thinking? No, that doesn't sound right,

@sydney i used to be "think about whatever" but that often means "lie awake for 1d4 hours, good luck not getting stuck on any anxieties or regrets," so now i take a melatonin and read (got a paperwhite for this) until i'm too tired to comprehend the next paragraph.

@sydney when I was a kid I had a list about thing to think about to fall asleep so, definitely think about things

@whiskeysailor @sydney I once told my mom I didn't want to go to sleep because there were too many things left to think about 😂

@sydney So I am fairly famous for being able to fall asleep in only a few minutes. I just let my mind completely wander. I don’t try to stop thinking, or try to think about anything specific. But I don’t engage with whatever I’m thinking. Then I drift off.

@sydney I fall asleep to podcasts otherwise I just have anxiety brain

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