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What can you do if you are unable to sleep at night?
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Dr. Ranji Varghese
Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
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In brief: Dont lay in bed!
Whatever it is, dont lay in bed for more than 15-20 minutes.
You dont want to associate the frustration of not being able to get to sleep with the bed and bedroom. This unconscious association is what makes normal insomnia into chronic insomnia. So get up and leave your bedroom. Try a snack, relaxation exercises, and even exercise 5-6 hours before you want to sleep.

In brief: Dont lay in bed!
Whatever it is, dont lay in bed for more than 15-20 minutes.
You dont want to associate the frustration of not being able to get to sleep with the bed and bedroom. This unconscious association is what makes normal insomnia into chronic insomnia. So get up and leave your bedroom. Try a snack, relaxation exercises, and even exercise 5-6 hours before you want to sleep.
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