Health Tip: Get a Better Night's Sleep07/28/11
(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
- Wake in the morning and go to bed at night at the same
- 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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