You’re exhausted, you can’t wait to sleep. Your head hits the pillow and – frustration. You open your eyes in the middle of the night and find yourself staring at – the clock – which coldly stares back. And you just read that people who sleep less than seven hours die younger and last night you got…
Cool it. Americans have gotten so used to chronic sleep deprivation maybe 95% or more of us no longer knows what it’s like to feel fully alert, awake, and aware.
You know common causes for not sleeping, from shift work to the national scourge of major depression, increasingly common as millions can’t find work. But here’s a few you may not have heard about – and which can easily be fixed:
1. Clockwatching. You wake up, then look at the clock to know how much time you have left to sleep, right?