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Should you get up and do something if you wake up in the middle of the night?

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If you wake up in the night and can't fall back to sleep within about 15-20 minutes, get out of bed and do something relaxing. Do not sit in bed and watch the clock. Experts recommend going into another room to read or listen to music. Return to bed only when you feel tired.

From: Sleep Myths WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

SOURCE:  The National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

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