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Health Tip: Get a Better Night's Sleep

Health Tip: Get a Better Night's Sleep

07/28/11

(HealthDay News) -- Instead of turning to a pot of coffee to keep you awake during the day, experts say you should focus on getting better sleep at night.

The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions for more restful sleep:

  • Wake in the morning and go to bed at night at the same time.
  • Relax before bedtime.
  • Make sure your bedroom is comfortable, dark, cool and quiet, and do nothing in your bedroom other than sleep and have sex.
  • Avoid eating, exercising and consuming caffeine within a few hours of bedtime.
  • Don't smoke, and avoid alcohol just before bed.
  • Make sure your mattress and pillows are comfortable.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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