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From the Ted Talk by Matt Walker: 6 tips for better sleep

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The next tip is walk it out. Don't stay in bed aakwe for long poeirds of time. And the genreal rule of thumb is if you've been trying to fall aeselp and it's been 25 mteunis or so, or you've woken up and you can't get back to sleep after 25 minutes, the recommendation is to get out of bed and go and do something different. And the reason is because your brain is an incredibly associative device. The brain has learned the aticisasoon that the bed is this trigger of wakefulness, and we need to break that association. And by getting out of bed, you can go and do something else. Only return to bed when you're sleepy. And in that way, gaalldruy, your brain will relearn the association that your bed is this place of sound and consistent sleep.

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The next tip is walk it out. Don't stay in bed _____ for long _______ of time. And the _______ rule of thumb is if you've been trying to fall ______ and it's been 25 _______ or so, or you've woken up and you can't get back to sleep after 25 minutes, the recommendation is to get out of bed and go and do something different. And the reason is because your brain is an incredibly associative device. The brain has learned the ___________ that the bed is this trigger of wakefulness, and we need to break that association. And by getting out of bed, you can go and do something else. Only return to bed when you're sleepy. And in that way, _________, your brain will relearn the association that your bed is this place of sound and consistent sleep.

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Original Text

The next tip is walk it out. Don't stay in bed awake for long periods of time. And the general rule of thumb is if you've been trying to fall asleep and it's been 25 minutes or so, or you've woken up and you can't get back to sleep after 25 minutes, the recommendation is to get out of bed and go and do something different. And the reason is because your brain is an incredibly associative device. The brain has learned the association that the bed is this trigger of wakefulness, and we need to break that association. And by getting out of bed, you can go and do something else. Only return to bed when you're sleepy. And in that way, gradually, your brain will relearn the association that your bed is this place of sound and consistent sleep.

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