Tips for Better Sleep

Personal lifestyle habits, medical illnesses, stress, environmental factors, work schedules, psychiatric disorders and medical conditions can all affect sleep. Good sleep hygiene is a key component to a good night’s rest.

Some tips for good sleep hygiene include:

  • Maintain a routine sleep schedule even on the weekends.
  • Only use the bedroom for sleep, sickness and sex.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcoholic beverages within four to six hours of bedtime.
  • Find a relaxing activity before bedtime to relieve stress and encourage sleep.
  • Avoid napping during the day or later than 3:00 pm.
  • Create a comfortable environment for sleep. Minimize light, noise and extreme temperatures.
  • Avoid nicotine.
  • Eat a light snack before bed and avoid filling up on large meals close to bedtime.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise within four to six hours of bedtime.

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