DON’T LISTEN to the general lay press about how many hours you need to sleep a night!!!! That leads to worry and pressure about sleep, which leads to anxiety. You eat when you’re hungry, drink when you’re thirsty…..well go to sleep when you’re 😴sleepy. Many people do just fine on 5 hours of sleep for a short period of time.
Keep a regular wake time and stick to it, for 7 days a week.
Exercise before 7 PM!!!!
If intrusive thoughts threaten your sleep…”Do not go there” becomes your mantra. Remember. You never really solve problems laying in bed aggravated at 2AM.
These are just a couple of quick insomnia tips. Check back periodically for more suggestions about Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Medicine.
Jason Shatkin D. ABSM. D. ABIM