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Have you been working on the tips in Get a Good Night’s Sleep?  Here are a few more tips to combat insomnia!

Circadian rhythms have a strong influence on your sleep patterns, and if your biological clock is out of whack, you’re not going to get a good night’s sleep.

If you have trouble falling asleep:

  • You may benefit from more exposure to early morning sunlight to reset your circadian rhythms.

If you tend to wake up in the middle of the night or early morning and have trouble going back to sleep:

  • You may benefit from exposure to sunlight in the evening, especially during the hour before sunset.
Here are a couple of smart phone apps which may be helpful–they track your sleep quality and phase of sleep.  You can set your alarm for a 30 minute window of time and the app will wake you when you’re coming out of a deep sleep phase.  This helps you to wake up feeling more rested and less groggy.

If you think you would benefit from a comprehensive program for insomnia, you may want to check out www.cbtforinsomnia.com.

What sleeping tips work for you?

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