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When should I get out of bed if I can't fall asleep?

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If you're still awake 20 minutes after you hit the sack, get up. Get back in bed only when you feel tired enough. Train yourself to think of the bed as a place for sleeping only.

From: How to Sleep Better as You Get Older WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 

The National Sleep Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health.
 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 17, 2017

SOURCES: 

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 

The National Sleep Foundation. 

National Institutes of Health.
 

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on October 17, 2017

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