Sleep : If you’re going to bed – have a plan*

Sleep : If you’re going to bed – have a plan*

Don’t take a pre-sleep shower – it stimulates
Do take a hot bath 2 hours before bedtime

Don’t read a horror novel
Do read calming poetry/short story

Don’t have a cigarette – it will cause an “alert calm”

Don’t become obsessed about how late it is
Do turn your alarm clock towards the wall

Above all – do not worry (keep a journal if you do & schedule time prior for “worrying”

Source: 7 Days to a Perfect Night’s Sleep (Gordon, 2003)

* make a note of your existing pre-sleep rituals so you can tweak/change)

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