Most adults – particularly those of us with children – wish we were getting more sleep.
Like many things, the answer is often more simple than we make it out to be.
So before you try the sound machine, the meditation, the new mattress, and the face-mask – maybe just try turning out the light.
I have coached all of my family on this more than once. And I believe these three things are 90% of falling asleep:
- Turn every electronic device off.
- Turn the lights out.
- Get in bed and close your eyes – and keep your eyes closed.
That’s it. You don’t need another stupid “hack.”
You need to go to bed.
Mynew, not-exactly-startling resolution for getting more sleep was to turn off the light. Too often I stayed up to read, answer e-mails, watch TV, pay bills, or whatever, instead of going to bed.
-Gretchen Rubin, The Happiness Project