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Health Tip: Chatting Before Bed Can Help You Sleep

-- A little bedtime conversation can be just the time couples need to catch up and have some quiet time together, but make sure it's not wrecking your sleep.

The National Sleep Foundation recommends:

  • Avoiding all technology, including TVs, smartphones and tablets, in the bedroom. It can wake you up and distract your valuable quiet time together.
  • Talking about the events of your day or other lighthearted topics. Avoid emotional conversations that will just get you worked up.
  • Putting off disagreements until the next day if you do start arguing about something. It's no good to discuss when you're tired, so agree to bring it up again at a better time.
  • Don't worry if you don't feel like talking. Sometimes just lying quietly next to each other and cuddling provides just the sense of safety you need to get to sleep.

Posted: September 2016


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