Overcoming Insomnia

  • Get into bed only when you are sleepy.
  • Use your bed only for sleeping.
  • If you cannot fall asleep within 15 minutes, get out of bed and go into another room and return to bed when you are sleepy.
  • Get up at the same time every morning, regardless of what time you go to bed, to establish a regular sleep rhythm.
  • Don't take naps.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol, caffeine, or smoking before bed.
  • Exercise in the afternoon.
  • Practice relaxation techniques (yoga, meditation, relaxation exercises).