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Saturday, January 30, 2010

More on insomnia

A book called "Quiet your mind and get to sleep: Solutions to Insomnia has some tips related to dealing with insomnia. Here are some of the things noted in a psychcentral article.

>>Quiet Your Mind and Get to Sleep suggests many cognitive behavioral solutions to insomnia. Some of the tips in the book include:

* Never get into bed earlier than your usual bedtime.
* When you catch yourself “trying” to sleep, remind yourself that this is counterproductive.
* Learn about sleep myths, such as “I absolutely require eight hours of sleep to function during the day.”
* Actively challenge unhelpful beliefs that may worsen your sleeplessness, such as “Something terrible will happen to you as a result of insomnia.”
* Leave your bed and bedroom if you can’t sleep.<<

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