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How to Sleep Better

Posted by medliorator on December 30, 2007

1. Try not to worry about how much you sleep. Such worrying can… contribute to…”learned insomnia”. Learned insomnia occurs when you worry so much about whether or not you will be able to get adequate sleep, that the bedtime rituals and behavior actually trigger insomnia.

 

2. Don’t force yourself to sleep. The very attempt of trying to do so [makes] it more difficult to sleep.

 

3. Go to bed only when you are feeling really tired and sleepy.

 

4. Don’t look at the alarm clock at night. [It] promotes increased anxiety

 

6. Avoid oversleep. Don’t oversleep to make up for a poor night’s sleep.

 

7. Sex. Sex is a well-known nighttime stress reliever. …it welcomes sleep.

 

9. Associate your bed and bedroom with sleep and sex only. Don’t watch TV, eat, or read in bed.

 

10. If you suffer from insomnia, try not taking a nap. …napping may steal hours desired later on.

10 Foolproof Tips for Better Sleep [Dumb Little Man]

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