Posted Apr. 17, 2017 at 11:57 a.m.

Chris Heivly: Manage yourself when that pesky brain wakes you up in the middle of the night.

Published: 2017-04-17 11:57:18
Updated: 2017-04-17 11:57:18

Chris Heivly Chris Heivly

3am and I can’t sleep again. Every business decision that is waiting at the door is now actually waiting at the door. I have two choices, head to the couch and turn on the TV for distraction, or lie here for another hour with my head spinning until I hopefully fall asleep.

Every one of you has been confronted with business getting in the way of a sound sleep.

Some of you chalk it up to part of the pact with the entrepreneurial devil kind of like Robert Johnson and Crossroads.

Some of you will attempt to trick yourself back to sleep usually by diverting your mind to something calming or changing your breathing patterns.

There are the usual suspects in terms of trying to prevent middle-of-the-night awakenings including:

  • Getting more exercise
  • Cutting back on alcohol
  • Removing digital devices within one hour of sleep.

I feel as those are good practices to put into play, but they don’t get to the heart of the issue and like a good doctor, we want to treat the disease not the symptoms.

So what are some solutions? Read the rest of Chris Heivly's column at:

https://www.inc.com/author/chris-heivly

​(C) Chris Heivly

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