- What time do you usually sleep at night?
- Was there a time when you had difficulties sleeping? Please tell me more about it.
- handle /HAN-dl/
- stimulate /STIM-yuh-leyt/
- knitting /NIT-ing/
- lighting /LAHY-ting/
- experiment /ek-SPER-uh-ment/
[verb] – to deal with
Thanks, but I think I can handle all tasks by Friday.
[verb] – to make someone excited and interested about something
This shampoo can allegedly stimulate hair growth.
[noun] – the activity of making a garment, blanket, etc. by interlocking loops of wool or other yarn
She’s knitting baby clothes for her daughter.
[noun] – the arrangement of lights used in a room, house, theatre, etc.
I plan to improve the lighting of my bedroom.
[verb] – to try something in order to discover what it is like or find out more about it
New teaching strategies are being experimented with at the school.
Don’t keep your eye on the time or your phone
If at all possible, get an alarm that isn’t connected to your phone. “You’re getting the light exposure from your phone, which can directly stimulate your circadian signal for alertness. These can all stimulate emotional states that are more activating than relaxing,” sleep specialist and senior behavioral scientist Wendy Troxel said.
Leave your bed
You can focus your brain’s attention on a day-to-day task, like knitting, reading, or listening to soft music. When you start to feel sleepy, head back to bed.
Record the good and the bad
Keep track of when you go to bed and wake up each night. Include any calming routines or techniques that may have helped you sleep that particular day, too. It may also be helpful to use different light sources or adjust the lighting in a given space.
Even though the same techniques might not work for everyone, it’s necessary to experiment with a variety of sleep-related techniques to start a routine to follow. Turn these practices into habits.
- Based on the article, what kind of alarm should we get?
- According to Wendy Troxel, what can directly stimulate emotional states?
- What activities are mentioned in the article that you can focus your brain’s attention on?
- According to the article, what should we keep track of?
- What can we adjust in a given space to help us get back to sleep?
- Please describe your sleeping habits.
- What do you do when you cannot sleep?
- Which of the following methods in the article would you follow?
- Is it better to have a separate alarm clock?
- How can we make these techniques into habits?