13 Books For Insomniacs To Help You Get Through Your Sleepless Nights

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It's well past midnight, you have to get up in a few hours for work, but you just can't fall asleep. You tried watching Netflix, and even listening to some soothing nature sounds, but nothing is working. It's time you turned to that thing in your room that holds all the answers (no, not your iPhone): your bookshelf, because these books for insomniacs might actually be able to help.

Researchers have shown that reading can help you de-stress and fall asleep more quickly. Though you may want to think twice about using a tablet or e-reader at bedtime, which studies show keep you awake for longer and results in less REM sleep, reading a physical book can be just what the doctor ordered to assuage your bout of insomnia. Reading by lamplight, curled up in bed, can help to calm you down and send you off to dreamland with visions of wild adventures, untamed romances, and unknown worlds. While some page-turners keep you up all night, sure, there plenty of books filled with beautiful scenery, dreamy language, and calming tone to help carry you off to the land of Nod.

Here are 13 of those books to help you fall asleep at night. Sweet dreams, friends.

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