Dr. Wolfe explains what a woman can do if her mind is active while she is trying to sleep and describes normal sleep.
The most important thing is to find something else to put in place of those thoughts, something relaxing, like a beautiful image on a beach, relaxation of your body, or even yoga exercises.
Sleep is normal for you if you can easily fall asleep and stay asleep, and when you wake up, feel rested throughout the day. Beyond that, the particulars can be different for any individual, and there is a huge variation for what adequate sleep is for any individual.
About Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D.:
Dr. Lisa Wolfe, M.D., earned her medical degree from Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. She completed her residency and her fellowship at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Wolfe is board certified in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine and sleep medicine.
Visit Dr. Wolfe at the Northwestern Medical Faculty Foundation