Sunday, May 9, 2010

Having Trouble Sleeping?

Getting enough good sleep is critical for your brain's health.  Sleep deprivation leads to slower reactions, muddled thinking, and poor memory.  For many people, it's tough to fall asleep and even harder to stay asleep.  Researchers studying cognitive-behavioral psychology say this tip is the most successful for getting better sleep.  Psychologists recommend getting out of bed when you're having trouble sleeping.  It seems that spending a lot of time in bed not sleeping, programs the brain to associate bed with wakefulness.  So, instead of tossing and turning for hours, get up, go into another room, and do something relaxing, such as reading a book or magazine.  When you're feeling sleepy again, head back to bed.

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