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March 01, 2011

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Here's a great tip to help you fall asleep fast and deep: play sounds of nature in the background and listen actively and attentively to every nuance and subtlety of such sounds. Natural sounds are fluid, yet very random and so when you listen carefully you tune in without being able to anticipate any patterns. This increases your concentration capacity, and thus your ability to let go of other thoughts that might be keeping you from relaxing and thus falling asleep. You can get such mp3s for download at a site called Transcendental Tones. This technique also works wonders with little kids, who are somehow instinctively drawn to relax to the sounds of nature.

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