We've all heard the old wives' tale that if you can't get to sleep, you should count sheep. Well it looks like that recommendation has now been turned on its head. According to this piece from the NY Times, counting sheep could actually keep you awake for longer.
The article suggests ditching sheep and imagining yourself on a sunny beach instead. That definitely sounds more attractive to us but we wonder whether the study also discredits the idea of counting backwards from 3594 in 7s to cure insomnia? Because we kind of liked that one!
Last updated: April 30, 2010