7 Sleep Experts Share What They Do When They Can’t Doze Off

Use their secrets to score more shuteye, stat.

DrLullaby’s founder, Lisa Medalie, PsyD, DBSM contributes to this Women’s Health article, explaining why you should schedule “me time” before bed.

Schedule “Me Time”

Clear your head of any pre-sleep drama by going solo. “I try to grab some ‘me time’ during the last hour before bed,” says Lisa Medalie, behavioral sleep medicine specialist at the University of Chicago. “It helps minimize the potential for distressing thought content while trying for sleep. Solo relaxing activities help clear my head from interpersonal problems and get me into the optimal de-aroused state for sleep transition.”