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Hotel insomnia: 65% turn on the TV when awake

We’ve all had a case of insomnia in a hotel, especially when we’ve traveled across time zones and have jet lag. So what do most of us do when this happens?

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Even though experts suggest quiet activities such as reading a book, most of us click on our hotel TV, according to more than 1,000 replies to and’s latest survey.

Here’s how 1,051 people voted as of Friday, Dec. 23, 2011:

Q. What do you do when you can’t fall asleep in your hotel room?

  • 65% Watch TV
  • 20%Read a book or magazine
  • 10%Take a sleeping pill
  • 4%Get some extra work done
  • 1%Do yoga or meditation

Readers: What do you do in the middle of the night if you can’t sleep in your hotel room?

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