Try to Make Yourself Stay Awake
OK, this sounds super backwards — but just hear us out. Instead of lying in bed trying to make yourself fall asleep and ultimately failing, the key to a full night’s sleep might actually be trying to stay awake. In one 2013 study published in the journal Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy, researchers found when insomniacs laid in bed with the intention of staying awake, they — you guessed it! — conked out quicker and had a more restful night of sleep. Sometimes all you need to do is to trick your body with some reverse psychology.