Everyone wakes up in the middle of the night, and it’s natural to glance at the clock or reach out for your phone to check the time. One sleep expert suggests you’ll get a better night’s sleep if you avoid checking how long is left until you have to get up.
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Dr Nerina Ramlakhan, a physiologist, sleep and stress management expert suggests that checking the time every time you wake up will just lead to a more disturbed night:
Never check the time if you wake during the night – it is completely normal to wake during the night but if you’re a sensitive sleeper then checking the time can send you into a whirl of calculations and worry about how much sleep you will or won’t be getting.
Put trust in your alarm — it will wake you up. You will improve your rest time, and your partner won’t be woken up by the light from your phone screen. Everyone wins!
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