While I can't say I have become a huge meditation aficionado, but I can definitely say that a few things have changed.
First, I downloaded the app "Altered States" from the iTunes App Store, it was pricey @ .99 (as comapred to free :D) but I definitely like it. I put on the Dreamy Sleep waves and lay back and relax.
I find myself laying on my back, relaxing and slowly drifting off to sleep. The first night I listened to this whilst sleeping I ended up having three vivid dreams, two of which I'd rather not share, and one which was just odd.
To sum it up: chat conversation between my girlfriend and I, taking the shape of a set of stairs where each message was a new step, another friend was chatting but I could not see any of his messages, then all of his messages showed up in the form of a stuffed horse on each step where one of his messages was supposed to be, as well as a stuffed horse at the top of the stairs peeking down. I have no clue.I have tried one of the methods from the tips. You are supposed to imagine, with your eyes closed, the symbol for eternity (imagine an 8 turned on the side) and physically trace that image with your eyes closed. One side represents the past, and the other the future, and the intersection the present...this part was hard for me. However, focusing my mind on the symbol allowed my overactive brain to calm down. This was hugely beneficial for putting me in a relaxed state in order to go to sleep.
So, if you're having a problem getting that go-go-go brain to chill out, try these out.