Michael Mosley Diet: Many of us fall into bed exhausted after a long day expecting to have a good night’s rest, only find ourselves awake in the middle of the night unable to sleep.
For those who suffer with insomnia, trying to overcome it by scrolling through your phone or simply tossing and turning in hopes of falling asleep only results in remaining awake for hours.
Dr Michael Mosley, who is best known for his dieting tips – and is now exploring the science of sleep – has a top tip for what to do when you wake up in the middle of the night.
How to fall asleep again after waking up
Michael Mosley recent sat down with ex-BBC Breakfast presenter Dan Walker and political reporter Adam Fleming on the Newscast podcast where they spoke about Walker’s chaotic sleep routine.
According to Dr Mosley, the best thing to do if you’re tossing and turning in bed without being able to sleep is just get up.
He explained: “The advice is broadly the 15-minute rule. If you are still awake after 15 minutes, get up and do something boring until you feel sleepy and then go back to bed.
“The rule is to associate bed with sleep and szx and nothing else. No Twitter, no TV, nothing else.”