Whenever you can’t sleep at night, it will be difficult to know what should be done at that time and how to fix it. But checking your clock continuously and sit in bright light is a big no.
We pride outselves as being one of the top health sites on the internet and here are some common mistakes you usually do and how to fix it.
1. Checking the clock continuously
Better put your clock in a hidden place, because continually look at it will make you think “better not sleep at all”.
2. Stay in bed more that 15 minutes
If you have trouble in sleeping, you should leave your bedroom and do something relaxing like reading a book or watching a boring TV show. It is important to remind your brain that the bed is a place to sleep rather than to stay awake all night.
3. Sitting under a bright light
Doing this during wake would disrupt the production of melatonin hormone that control drowsiness on your brain. If you like to read, turn on the reading lamp only or turn the TV only.
4. Doing heavy things
If you think that reading political books will cause drowsiness, you are totally wrong. It will only make your mind keep working adn alert. You better do something that will makes your brain resting but also able to spend the time, such as knitting, reading a light book, or watching a boring TV show.