The aftermath of insomnia leaves you feeling unrefreshed, fatigued and sleepy. You may notice you can’t concentrate and your attention span and memory are not up to par — not the best feeling.
What can you do when you’ve been having occasional bouts of insomnia?
First, set yourself up for a good night’s sleep by starting in the daytime:
As evening approaches, avoid activities that can interfere with sleep:
To prepare for bed, find internalizing activities you enjoy (i.e., focusing inward):
Be sure to minimize externalizing activities (i.e., interacting with the external world):
Finally, make sure your bedroom is conducive to sleeping:
If you are a SleepCharge participant, use the Downshift relaxation modules in our Sleep Life Learning Center™ to help you fall asleep. And if insomnia seems to be an ongoing problem, be sure to take our Sleep Checkup™ to get a personalized report of your sleep.
Sources: SleepCharge Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia program
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