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    Sure. When awakening at night, I’ve found that getting out of bed, going to another room, and listening to the relaxation exercises has helped a lot. It gets my mind off of whatever had woken me up and avoids laying awake for too long in bed. Also, not looking at the clock or unplugging it has helped. Even beforehand, I’ve found that the more I can address any stressors of the day before falling asleep makes it less likely I’ll wake up in the middle of the night, or if I do, to fall back to sleep faster. Relaxing (avoiding social media, internet, etc) leading up to bed time and the exercise of writing about the things that could wake me up and making a to-do list earlier in the evening have helped also.

    I’ve found that stopping drinking fluids earlier in the night has cut down on the frequency of awakening to use the bathroom, which can then sometimes lead to my mind getting going and causing a longer awake-spell at night. I just drink more water earlier in the day.

    I don’t want to sound like I’ve totally overcome this because I still have some nights where I’ll wake up but these things have helped to minimize it or cut down on frequency. Hope this helps.

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