Over the past few years I have had some issues with very early wakening (like at 4:00 am) and have tried all kinds of things to get back to sleep. You'll never guess what works best.
Psych--the USA network TV show.
I always keep a couple of episodes on my DVR. I had trouble going to sleep the other night, so I came out to my living room, turned on the TV/DVR and was asleep in 15 minutes. I woke up about an hour later and went right back to sleep in my bed.
So much better than medicine!
(And I do enjoy the show during normal waking hours--not sure why it is the only thing that will put me to sleep during "sleeping" hours)
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