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Good Sleep Tips

Many factors can cause a sleep disorder. Some are environmental, such as stress, noise, light or night-shift work, while other reasons are medical such as excessive weight gain, depression, medications or genetics. Alcohol, caffeine and drugs can also play a role.

Good sleep is a key component to a good night’s rest. Here are some tips to help you achieve a good sleep:

  • Maintain a routine sleep schedule even on the weekends
  • If unable to fall asleep or stay asleep, leave the bedroom and take part in a quiet activity, such as reading
  • Use the bedroom for sleep and intimacy only
  • Avoid caffeine within four to six hours of bedtime
  • Avoid the use of nicotine close to bedtime or during the night
  • Do not drink 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 p.m.
  • Create a comfortable environment for sleep and minimize light, noise and extreme temperatures
  • Enjoy a light snack before bed to help promote sound sleep and avoid large meals before bedtime
  • Avoid strenuous exercise within four to six hours of bedtime

 


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