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Apr 30

SURVIVE: Preparing to Sleep

3215868087_cce5882430_n1. From the list below, identify any activity you engage in at least an hour before bed.

  • Watching TV
  • Browsing the internet
  • Reading from a backlit device (like a computer/tablet/phone)
  • Doing homework
  • Playing video games
  • Heavy snacking/eating
  • Drinking too many fluids
  • Smoking
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Working

2. Select replacement activities from the list below:

  • Hungry? Try a few slices of turkey or a low-fat yogurt to hold you over until morning.

  • Thirsty? Don’t deprive yourself, but avoid fluids before bed; otherwise, it may result in frequent bathroom trips.

  • Bored? Read a book, comic, or article (light reading; no homework and no backlit devices), and stick to a specific bedtime routine: wash your face, brush your teeth, floss, etc.

3. Try better preparing for sleep for 2-3 nights. Describe your sleep suckers and reflect on how well some replacement activities worked for you. Post your reflection.

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