I've been having a horrible time sleeping for weeks now. As soon as my eyes open once, regardless of the time, my inner monologue kicks in, and wrenches my insides, preventing any further peacefulness aka rest.
Last night I tried my "memory" technique though. Its simple. Repeat an idea, word, thought...that you want to remember still when you wake up the next morning, 10 times. I used "I will be ok tomorrow". Results?
Slept straight on through until noon. Could probably STILL be sleeping, if not for the rocket fuel coffee I am currently ingesting.