Watching sleepless seconds tick away is hardly a good way to quiet the mind and sink into sleep. In addition, the bright light from the electric numbers can disrupt circadian rhythms, making it difficult to fall asleep. Face the alarm clock away from the bed (or better yet, keep it in a different room) to get a better sleep.

Do it today: Tonight, try turning the alarm clock to face the wall (instead of the bed) for an easier transition to sleep.

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Reading material: Feeling restless? Try relaxing with a book — we recommend checking out one of these fitness, health, and happiness reads.