Coach yourself to a better sleep

WASHINGTON – A few small tweaks could be all it takes to get the sleep of your dreams.

Julia Hu, who runs Lark, a company that makes life- coaching technologies, tells Big Data Download, a partnership of Yahoo! and CNBC, it’s possible for people to train their minds to overcome insomnia.

“Insomnia is something that most people can overcome by just understanding their sleep better … and having the information on what to do next,” says Hu.

Some tips:

  • Get ready for bed 30 minutes before actual bed time.
  • No caffeine after 3 p.m.
  • No computers near the bed.
  • Try to get sunlight early in the morning.

People who are overweight also have more problems sleeping. Big Data Download says a healthy BMI, a height to weight ratio, is between 18.5 and 24.9.

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WTOP’s Alan Etter contributed to this report. Follow @WTOP and @WTOPliving on Twitter.

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