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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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78. How to get enough sleep

The answer’s simple – make like a great big baby.

Welcome to the nanny state. This is where we come over all strict. But it’s for your own good, you know …

Lack of sleep is a growing problem, and like all health writers I’ve written thousands of words on the subject of getting a good night’s sleep. I’ve interviewed most of the country’s top sleep specialists. And what did I learn? That possibly treating yourself like a baby is the best thing you can do. Babies have to learn to go to sleep themselves. Most of us (but not all of us) learn this – but some of us (many of us) forget.

How much sleep is enough? The standard advice is that there is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’– it’s what’s right for you. So when people like ...

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