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I could not understand why C is wrong :( Could you explain?

I think A and C are so close, they both weaken the conclusion. A states another cause whereas C states a problem about the cause <>effect relation.
Both are the main right answer patterns for CR weaken questions.

I picked C. A states another reason but we do not know about the effects of reading book ( should we assume reading book is good for a quick sleep?)

However, in C, it is clearly mentioned that there is a reverse relation between cause and effect.


No, option C does not state a reverse cause and effect relation. It does not indicate that because of sleeplessness, people watch television at night. But your approach is correct - such reverse cause and effect relation is frequently used in GMAT strengthening / weakening questions. However this is not such a case - there would be clear implication of causation, not a correlation as stated in option C.
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What confused me vis a vis response, is that you considered only Classical Music :: Peaceful Sleep, and ignored Late Night TV Watching :: Sleeplessness. Am i wrong in considering that as a part of the Conclusion ??
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What confused me vis a vis response, is that you considered only Classical Music :: Peaceful Sleep, and ignored Late Night TV Watching :: Sleeplessness. Am i wrong in considering that as a part of the Conclusion ??


Both are parts of the conclusion. However there is no option that weakens the second part (Late Night TV Watching :: Sleeplessness). Option A weakens the first part (Classical Music :: Peaceful Sleep).
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Could someone explain why option D is wrong in this case?

We have to weaken the conclusion that listening to music contributes to restful sleep

Can it not be weakened by saying that mental engagement activity( reading/listening to music/watching tv) cannot contribute to a restful sleep?

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