Monday’s Food for Thought: Getting yourself to bed on time…

So…to be honest this piece (from an interesting study called the happiness project) could be categorized more as a ‘weekly tip’ post than a ‘food for thought’ post, but I found these simple, yet powerful tips worth sharing today.  I think this is the case because this particular Monday morning has me feeling rather sleepy and questioning how I can get more sleep.

Tip  #3 is the most important for me to remember.  It is amazing how much ‘computer time’ wires me up and also seems to suck the life out of me at the same time.

“3. Stay away from the internet for at least an hour before your bedtime. Television, too, but I think the internet is even more apt to make me feel artificially wide awake. I used to try to go through my emails one last time before bed, to get a jump on the morning, but I realized that this stimulating activity made it much harder to go to sleep.”

What about you?  What are some good tips on getting to bed on time, especially while being a student or the spouse of one??  How do you ‘unwind’ after a day of intense research or how do you help your spouse do the same?

-M.C.

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