The following tips may be useful in helping you stay asleep long enough to achieve some much-needed rest
Throughout the day stick to a regular schedule:
Watch what you eat and drink late in the day:
- Get up and go to bed at the same time each day — even on days off work and weekend.
Even if you didn’t sleep well, don’t sleep in.
Keep a regular exercise, eating and medication schedule.
- Don't take naps, especially after 3 p.m.
Make your bedroom a room for sleep:
- Don’t consume caffeine or alcohol within six hours of going to sleep.
Don’t use nicotine at night.
Before bed, eat a light snack so you don’t go to bed hungry. Try not to consume large meals close to bed-time.
- Use your bedroom just for sleep. Use another room to read, watch television, and do other activities.
Don’t fall asleep in a room other than your bedroom.
Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and at a comfortable temperature.
Make sure your pillows and bed are comfortable.
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