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How to tips fight insomnia sleep deprivation EMBED

“I draw all the blinds in the room so I can sleep in complete darkness – I find I sleep more soundly that way.” – Penelope, editor

“I do the Corpse Pose (Shavasana) in yoga, and take deep and long breaths. At the same time, I tell myself to relax every part of my body, starting from my toes then moving up. Sometimes, I fall asleep by the time I reach my waist and lower back!” – Simone, beauty editor

“I try to stop looking at screens – be it my phone or the computer – an hour before bed.” – Chenyze, consumer & lifestyle writer


Also read: 6 surprising benefits of getting a good night’s sleep


“I have the habit of drinking milk before bed. It has the sleep-inducing amino acid tryptophan, and even though it’s too small an amount to bring on sleep, it helps me psychologically. I also switch off my electronic gadgets like my mobile an hour before bedtime, to prevent over-stimulating my brain. A warm bath helps too.” – Jo, contributing editor

“I bring my dog out for a 15 to 20-minute walk at the roof garden of my estate and leave my phone behind. It helps me unwind and be in the moment, away from daily stresses. Sometimes I hug my dog to sleep too – I find the warmth and the smell of his fur very comforting.” – Kayce, features writer