Get Some Sleep

Bothered by insomnia? A study says changing your habits is more effective than taking pills

It's 2 A.M. and you've counted enough sheep to fill a paddock, but you still can't get the shut-eye you need. Do you a) start counting goats; b) get out of bed and read; or c) take a sleeping pill? If you picked reading, your restless nights may soon be over. According to a report in last week's Journal of the American Medical Association, adopting a few basic habits--like limiting the amount of time you spend in bed--works better than pills or goats in controlling chronic insomnia.

Led by Charles Morin, a professor of psychology at Laval University in Quebec,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!