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Pay Attention to Your Body

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3. Pay Attention to Your Body

When 8 p.m. rolls around do you feel you can fall asleep, but you put it off to watch TV, read, or catch up on chores? Pay attention to your body’s signals — the human body has a natural rhythm.

Most people sleep better when they go to bed by 10 p.m. If you ignore your body’s internal clock, you may have increased difficulty falling and staying asleep. Avoid getting overtired as that can make establishing a healthy sleep pattern even harder.

It takes time to establish a normal sleep pattern. You may need to go to bed earlier than you are used to for a couple of weeks before you can fall asleep at the new time. Be patient.

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