So you survived the holidays but more importantly, you survived the kids' winter break from school. Now it's time to get back into a good sleep routine; not just them but YOU.
According to Philip R. Gehrman, associate professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania:
We should avoid getting into bed while our mind is still active. Because our brain usually needs 30 to 60 minutes to wind down, you should cozy up on the couch and watch something funny. Comedy allows the brain to go into relaxed mode.
Another way to get a good night’s sleep…Keep a notebook by your bed
According to Kristen Knutson, associate professor at Northwestern University:
If you have trouble falling asleep or wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep, it’s usually due to thinking too much about all the work I have to do. One strategy to deal with these invasive thoughts is to keep a small notebook and pen on your bedside table. If you remember something you need to do, write it down. This way you can stop worrying about forgetting it and fall back asleep.
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