1. From the list below, identify any activity you engage in at least an hour before bed.
- Watching TV
- Browsing the internet
- Reading from a backlit device (like a computer/tablet/phone)
- Doing homework
- Playing video games
- Heavy snacking/eating
- Drinking too many fluids
- Drinking alcohol
2. Select replacement activities from the list below:
Hungry? Try a few slices of turkey or a low-fat yogurt to hold you over until morning.
Thirsty? Don’t deprive yourself, but avoid fluids before bed; otherwise, it may result in frequent bathroom trips.
Bored? Read a book, comic, or article (light reading; no homework and no backlit devices), and stick to a specific bedtime routine: wash your face, brush your teeth, floss, etc.
3. Try better preparing for sleep for 2-3 nights. Describe your sleep suckers and reflect on how well some replacement activities worked for you. Post your reflection.