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Health Tip: Suggestions for Better Sleep

-- If you're struggling to get a good night's sleep, your sleep environment and bedtime habits may need changing.

The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions that may help you sleep better:

  • Go to bed and try to wake at the same time each day.
  • Prepare for bed with a relaxing routine, such as taking a bath or reading.
  • Make sure your bedroom is quiet and dark.
  • Use a firm but comfortable mattress, and lots of plush pillows.
  • Never perform work-related duties in your bedroom.
  • Don't eat for at least two hours before you go to bed.
  • Exercise each day, but never just before bedtime.
  • Skip caffeine, alcohol and nicotine in the hours before bedtime.
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Posted: April 2009