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Trouble Sleeping? Try The Alphabet Game

By Jenny Evans @PowerHousePC

I sometimes have trouble falling asleep because I can’t get my mind to shut off, and I’ve come up with a sure-fire way to get me right to sleep: what I call The Alphabet Game.  I come up with a category and then have to name something within that category for every letter of the alphabet.

For instance Airlines (surprise): Air France, British Airways, Continental, Delta, Emirates, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz………..   No matter what category, I’m almost always asleep around the letter E.

I’ve shared this technique with many of my speaking audiences and wanted to share it with you as well.  For your convenience I’ve come up with a sample list of categories (better book mark this page for sleepless nights), but I’d love to add to it as I’ve been doing this a long time and need some new ideas.  What category ideas do you have?

Brands of sneakers
Classes you can take in college
Articles of clothing
Types of candy
Bodies of water
Parts of a house
Car Manufacturers
TV shows
Singers (male/female)
Possible pizza toppings
Actors (male/female)
Fruits Parts of a car
Things you can mix with vodka
Clothing designers
Body parts
Muscles in the body
Bones in the body
Brands of make-up
People from high school
Basketball teams
Football teams
Camping supplies
Electronic devices
? Something you’d find in a bathroom
Types of liquor
Kitchen gadgets
Brands of crackers
Things you can put in a sandwich
People you’ve dated/had sex with
Cities you’ve been to
Countries you’ve been to
States you’ve been to
Marvel Superheroes
States in the U.S.
Stores in Mall of America
Types of exercise
Things you can drink
Types of cheese
Types of fish

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