The Sleep Plan for the Middle of the Night

Learn the techniques you need to get back to sleep.

The Sleep Plan for the Middle of the Night

With bright screens and late-night distractions on the rise, it’s no wonder that many Americans struggle to get good-quality sleep. Many lie awake in their bed hours after hitting the sack silently wishing they would just fall asleep, while others awaken in the middle of the night and can’t get their eyes to close again. If you frequently find yourself in either of these situations, try this sleep action plan to get back in bed in the middle of the night.

Be Consistent and Don’t Stress

If you have regular trouble with waking up at night, try to use the same pattern to go back to sleep. Using similar techniques each time helps to cue your brain that it’s time to rest again. Hearing that familiar ASMR soundtrack or starting to count your breaths puts your brain in the right context and reminds it that you should really be asleep right now. Finally, don’t stress out about being awake since that can prevent you from falling back asleep. Trust that following the right steps will get you to the morning fully rested.

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