Counting sheep will not help you sleepBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/sbmj.020353a (Published 01 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:020353a
- Samena Chaudhry1
Counting sheep is a useless way of dropping off to sleep, scientists have found. Instead, you should have been dreaming up a mental image of somewhere relaxing, such as a waterfall or a holiday.
Sleep researchers at Oxford University found that among a group of 50 people with insomnia those who were told to …