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Tips for Good Sleep

Posted by medliorator on May 8, 2007

  • Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule including weekends.
  • Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub then reading a book or listening to soothing music.
  • Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet and preferably cool and comfortable.
  • Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.
  • Use your bedroom only for sleep and sex.
  • Finish eating at least 2-3 hours before your regular bedtime.
  • Exercise regularly, but complete your workout at least 3 hours before bedtime.
  • Avoid caffeine and nicotine close to bedtime.
  • Avoid alcohol as it can lead to disrupted sleep.

Healthy Sleep Tips [National Sleep Foundation]

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