The Sleep Plan for the Middle of the Night

Learn the techniques you need to get back to sleep.

The Sleep Plan for the Middle of the Night

With bright screens and late-night distractions on the rise, it’s no wonder that many Americans struggle to get good-quality sleep. Many lie awake in their bed hours after hitting the sack silently wishing they would just fall asleep, while others awaken in the middle of the night and can’t get their eyes to close again. If you frequently find yourself in either of these situations, try this sleep action plan to get back in bed in the middle of the night.

What Not to Do

Many people get out of bed and turn to their TV or computer for entertainment. This is often the worst thing to do. The bright, blue-toned light of the screen tells your body to wake up and starts to shift your body clock for daytime. Many shows on TV are stimulating and do more to get your brain racing than to calm it for bed. Even if you find a calming show, the commercial breaks with their loud noise, bright colors and rapid scene changes will get you nicely revved.

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