Occasional sleeplessness is a common occurrence, with about 30 to 40 percent of adults report having symptoms of insomnia within a given year.
But you can take charge of your sleep by eliminating some of the bad habits that may be keeping you awake and restless.
First of all if you’re having difficulty falling asleep, don’t stay under the covers in hopes of somehow becoming drowsy, Nitun Verma, M.D., an Indian-origin sleep specialist and the medical director of the Washington Township Center for Sleep Disorders in Fremont, California said.
“You don’t want to lie in bed and frown your eyebrows and force yourself to sleep. That almost universally backfires,” the Huffington Post quoted Dr. Verma as saying.
Instead, get up and try to find an activity that is somewhere between stimulating and boring, like reading a few chapters from a favorite book.