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Tips for Better Sleep.

No blue light:

Switch off the television and computer, and keep away the cellphone an hour before bedtime. The short waves of blue light may interrupt sleep.

Avoid naps:

Though the occasional 20-minute power nap is a real boost, avoid any shut-eye eight hours prior to bedtime, as that can make falling asleep at night more troublesome.

Save the bed for sleeping:

Your bedroom should only be limited for rest and relaxation. Keep the money talk, phone conversations and TV viewing out the door.

Set a routine:

Fix hours for when you sleep and wake up. This puts a healthy sleep cycle in place, and allows you to fall asleep quickly each night and sleep well through the night.

No caffeine:

Caffeine interferes with deep sleep, so avoid even small amounts found in chocolate and decaf coffee anytime after noon.

Eat light:

You know what they say about eating like a pauper at night? Follow it. Prepare light, small meals for the night to get high-quality sleep.

Stop smoking:

If there aren't enough reasons to kick the habit, here's another: nicotine acts as a stimulant and can keep from falling asleep and worsen insomnia.

Unwind:

Though it may seem self-indulgent at first, fix a downtime routine an hour before bed each night. Take a warm bath, read a book, listen to soothing music and lower the lights to give your day the perfect close.

Next time your friends rib on you for being a sleepyhead, bring this list out. A regular habit of seven to eight hours of sleep will help you stay active daily and ahead of the pack by keeping serious ailments at bay.

 

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