10. Don't be a clock watcher
If you find yourself stirred awake and can't get back to sleep within 20 minutes, get up. Read a book or take a walk—it'll help lull you back into the snooze groove.
11. Anticipate sleep loss
If you know you have a bender of a weekend ahead of you, prepare for it. There's no such thing as stocking up on an empty sleep tank over the long-term (i.e., weeks or months of continued sleep deprivation), but it is possible to recover from short-term sleep loss, so clear your schedule ahead of time to hit the hay early for the following night or two.
12. Embrace bedroom minimalism Hate to break it to you, but the TV in your bedroom has got to go. It should be a space dedicated solely for sleep and sex. That also means not letting it become a de-facto desk or snack zone. Once you've designated its sole purpose, your body will subconsciously recognize that and you'll have an easier time drifting off.
Joe McGauley is a semi-professional napper and senior editor at Supercompressor.
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