Sleepless night? How to fake a good night's rest

  • Sleeplessness is a surefire way to break down your body's defenses against stress. In fact, not getting enough sleep is an "accelerator" toward mental illness, says Dr. Emmons. Best to get seven to eight hours a night. istockphoto

    No matter how dedicated you are to getting your shut-eye, sometimes a less-than-stellar night's sleep is inevitable. The good news: "One bad night's sleep isn't going to hurt you long term," says Dr. Joyce Walsleben, coauthor of A Woman's Guide to Sleep. But it can make you feel not so great the next day.

    Luckily, there are ways to feel normal (or very close!) after a rocky night's rest. From our friends at, here are the secrets...

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