Six reasons from Psychology Today. Here’s one:
3. Turning sleep into a job. It’s eleven PM, you have an important early morning meeting, you’ve got to wake at 5:30 to shower, put on make-up, rouse the kids and make their lunches so you better sleep every minute!
Except often you don’t. Worrying about sleep, thinking about sleep, is a great way to Not Sleep. Called psychophysiologic insomnia, it’s a particular nightmare for working professionals. And consider your kid whose cell phone lays next to her head all night wondering who will call with an absolutely amazing story?