10 Surprising Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep

At least 63 percent of women have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep. Whether you have chronic insomnia or the occasional bout, these secrets will help you can the rest you need (11 Photos)

Brenda Kearns on Sep 6, 2012 at 3:41PM

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10 Surprising Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep

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Hide Your Alarm Clock

It’s hard to believe that something so simple could have a big impact on sleep, yet turning the alarm clock away from the bed helped one in three women stay asleep through the night within 48 hours! “It’s completely normal to wake up slightly, but then quickly drift off several times every night. It’s part of a healthy sleep cycle and something that you don’t normally even realize is happening,” says J. Brevard Haynes, M.D., a pulmonologist at the Center for Sleep in Nashville, Tenn. “But reading the time on a clock sends a jarring wake-up call to your brain, leaving you wide awake and wondering how you’ll get back to sleep.”

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