Health Tip: Create a Healthy Sleep Environment09/26/12
(HealthDay News) -- With the correct sleep environment comes the
chance of a more serene and restful night's sleep.
The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions toward
creating the correct sleep environment:
- Use earplugs to muffle disturbing sounds. Or use a device that
emits "white" noise to mask outside sounds.
- Keep your room cool. Don't wear heavy sleepwear if you tend to
get too warm.
- Keep your room dark, but make sure you are exposed to plenty of
bright light or sunlight during the day.
- Make sure your bed is big enough to promote comfortable sleep,
and that your mattress, pillows and blankets are comfortable.
- If your partner snores or has disrupted sleep, devise an
arrangement to make sure you both get the sleep you need.
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