February 14, 2020
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How To Get A Good Night's Sleep

How To Get A Good Night's Sleep
  • Try to go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning

  • Try to avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol close to bedtime

  • Get regular exercise. Try not to exercise close to bedtime.

  • Don’t eat a big meal in the evening, although a light snack before bedtime may help you sleep

  • Make your sleeping place comfortable. Be sure it is dark, quiet and not too cold or too warm.

  • Create a routine to help you relax and wind down before sleep, such as reading a book or taking a bath

  • If you can’t fall asleep and don’t feel sleepy, get up and do something else until you feel sleepy

  • Keep the clock face turned away, do not keep looking at it

  • An occasional sleeping pill is not too harmful.

  • Do not keep working right up to the time you switch off the light. Unwind.

  • Watching TV before sleep is a bad idea. Flickering lights wake us up even more. Soft music is better.

  • Avoid naps. Daytime naps can disturb sleep at night.

  • Try gentle stretching, yoga, meditation, warm milk or herbal tea

  • If you find you still have a sleep problem, remember not to go to a psychiatrist. See a sleep specialist.
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