Friday, March 28, 2008
Can't get a good night’s sleep? One of these misconceptions may be undermining your efforts.If you can't fall asleep, you need to try harder.
Fact: Contrary to popular belief, you can't force yourself to sleep by spending more time in bed. If you can't fall asleep, you should get out of bed, move to another room, and wait until you’re truly tired to return. And don't even think about counting sheep.Alcohol promotes good sleep.
Fact: Although a few drinks may make you feel drowsy, alcohol can disrupt your sleep patterns, causing you to wake up after only three or four hours. It can also make chronic insomnia worse and increase symptoms of sleep deprivation. What's more, alcohol dependence has been linked to insomnia that can persist for months into abstinence and recovery.