How to Fall Back Asleep When Nothing Seems to Be Working

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Sleep is the most precious time of the day. Feeling fatigued is not fun, which is why everyone needs to catch a few z’s. We know you have a million things to do, and there aren’t enough hours in the day, but there’s no way you can succeed if your energy levels are low. What’s worse than feeling tired all the time? When you finally get some shut-eye and it’s interrupted. It’s happened to all of us—that one text, call, dream, or that rush of anxiety.

Now you’re wide awake, your thoughts are running a mile a minute, and you’re trying every single thing to go back to sleep, but you can’t. Instead of staring at the ceiling, you’ll probably feel inclined to grab your cell or turn on the TV to pass the time. That’s only going to wake up your body even more. We called on Adam Tishman, the co-founder and sleep expert of Helix Sleep, to give us the lowdown on how to fall back asleep when you just can’t seem to close your eyes. Follow along to find out what’s keeping you awake and how to fix it.