Tip of the Day: 14.08.2019

Don't lie in bed awake. Advice from sleep author and expert Matthew Walker is that if you find yourself awake after being in bed for more than 25 minutes, get up and go to a different room. 'The brain is an incredibly associative device. It can very quickly learn that you bed is the place of being awake, not asleep. It is often the reason people tell me they fall asleep on the couch watching TV, but feel wide awake when they get into bed. Instead, do some relaxing activity such as reading. Only return to bed when you feel very sleepy. There's no time limit. This way, your brain will break the old association and relearn.