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STUDY- Do this and you'll sleep better at night

STUDY- Do this and you'll sleep better at night
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Ever suffered from insomnia? Tossed and turned all night until you realized it was already 3 in the morning? Then this trick might help you.

Instead of taking sleeping aids or counting sheep, all you have to do in order to fall asleep faster is stop looking at the time.

A study done at Indiana University revealed that out of 5,000 participants, "watching the clock while trying to fall asleep made participants more likely to have more trouble falling asleep."

When people look at the time too much and start wondering how many hours of sleep they have left, that's when sleep troubles start to kick in. “People are concerned that they’re not getting enough sleep, then they start estimating how long it will take them to fall back asleep and when they have to be up. That is not the sort of activity that’s helpful in facilitating the ability to fall asleep — the more stressed out you are, the harder time you’re going to have falling asleep,” said Spencer Dawson, clinical assistant professor and associate director of clinical training in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University, in a press release.

If insomnia affects you, you know what to do Montreal. Cover up your alarm clock, tuck your smart watch away and ditch your mobile phone to get a better night's sleep!

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