Better Sleep O-Tip of the Week: Follow the 20-Minute Rule

Our O-Tip of the week series we will be providing valuable “OT-Approved Life Hacks” to provide you with simple and helpful solutions for living. 

Statistics Canada estimates that approximately 3.5 million Canadians struggle with sleep, an important daily occupation that is vital to our physical and mental health.  Therefore, for the month of September, we will be providing some of the best OT-Approved solutions to help you get a good night’s sleep. 

If you are struggling to fall asleep remember the 20-minute rule.  If you are unable to fall asleep after 20 minutes of trying, take a break.  Move to a different bed or the couch, pull out a book and read until your eyes are tired, or go to your kitchen for some water. After this break return to your bed try again.