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Rule #6: Get in Bed When You Start to Feel Tired—Not Before

This rule actually applies to everyone, but it's particularly important for people who normally stay up late and might attempt to tuck in much earlier for, say, an early morning flight or meeting. Trying to fall asleep when you're not tired yet fuels insomnia, says Grandner, because the more you lie awake in bed, the more your body and brain associate the bed itself with being awake instead of being asleep. Try to limit lights (like the ones from your tablet and phone screens) in the hours before bed so you can naturally drift off when your body is ready to.

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