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Action plan: 5 secrets to blissful sleep

Work it out. Exercising for at least 20 minutes every day will help you fall asleep faster. Finish your workouts at least three hours before bedtime to give your body time to relax.

Be consistent. Getting up and going to bed at the same times every day (even on weekends) strengthens your body’s internal clock.

Get into the groove. Create a relaxing habit to do every night before bed like writing in a journal, taking a bath or reading. These habits will become associated with sleep and will make you tired.

Hide clocks. After setting your alarm, turn the clock away so you can’t see what time it is during the night. The less you know and stress about the time, the better.

Get up. If you’re still awake after lying in bed for 30 minutes, get up and do something relaxing like listening to music or reading. Go back to bed when you feel tired again. Try to rise at your usual time.