Health Tip: Slipping Back Into Sleep
(HealthDay News) -- Whether it's a child, a strange noise plain or insomnia that wakes you up at night, it can be difficult to get back to sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation suggests:
Practice progressive muscle relaxation or deep breathing exercises.
Don't look at the clock, which may worsen your anxiety. Turn it away from you and close your eyes.
Think about the good things that happened to you that day. This helps calm your mind.
If you still can't sleep after 20 minutes, go to another room and do something relaxing. Skip the TV and phone, and listen to music or read a book.
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