Ask JJ: Getting to Sleep

April 21, 2015 4:51 PM

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Dear JJ: I've long adhered to your 7-9 hours of sleep every night. I always get quality sleep, and rarely does it become interrupted save for an occasional bathroom trip. My big problem is getting to sleep. It's like trying to rapidly put the brakes on my mind around bedtime.

First things first: Make sure things like caffeine aren't interfering with falling asleep. Dr. Michael J. Breus mentions a study where researchers concluded "caffeine consumed even six hours before bedtime resulted in significantly diminished sleep quality and sleep quantity." In other words, retrac...

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