WTF? The Best Way To Fall Asleep Is To Not Try To Fall Asleep

Nothing is worse than staring into the darkness of your bedroom, thinking about your schedule for the next day and feeling like you'll never fall asleep.

In a recent episode of the YouTube series "In59seconds," psychologist Richard Wiseman recommends an attempt to stay awake as the best way to doze off quickly.

Referencing a 2003 study, Wiseman explains the counterintuitive solution to sleep-deprivation, which sounds quite a bit like a trick your mom would've tried to keep you in bed as a child.

Citations: How to Fall Asleep by Not Trying (NY Magazine )