When you can’t sleep, physicians recommend that you get out of bed and spend some time doing a quiet, relaxing activity until you are tired. Many of the things that you may do during the daytime or evening (watching tv, using your tablet or phone, etc.) may make you feel more alert, so falling asleep may be difficult. So what can you do instead? David Neubauer, MD, a sleep physician at Johns Hopkins shares the recommendations that he gives to patients.