How to deal with your insomnia — and finally get to sleep | Sleeping with Science

Having trouble falling asleep — or staying asleep? Alcohol, sleeping pills or drugs like marijuana help you in the short-term, but they’re only a quick fix, says sleep scientist Matt Walker. There is, however, one proven way to treat your insomnia and help you get the zzz’s you need.

Sleep — we spend one-third of our lives doing it, but what exactly do we get out of it? And how can we do it better? In this TED series, sleep scientist Matt Walker uncovers the facts and secrets behind our nightly slumber. Check out more episodes on TED.com: https://go.ted.com/sleepingwithscience

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