lie in bed, afraid to open your eyes and check the clock.
You must have fallen asleep sometime after midnight, but
you have been waking up every hour since. You were exhausted
when you went to bed, but as soon as you lay down you started
thinking about your argument with your supervisor, your
overdue project, and your credit card debt. Now all you
can think about is how little sleep you are getting.
if you reset your alarm you won't get more than five hours
of broken sleep before you have to get up. Then you will
probably fall asleep in the office, like you did last week.
put the pillow over your eyes and start chanting to yourself:
"I must fall asleep, I must fall asleep, I must fall
chapter covers the following topics:
There Are Several Other Uncommon Sleep Disorders
to Cope with Trouble Sleeping
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