Better-Sleep Basics

Daily Health Solutions, Healthy Living, Sleep
on May 1, 2011
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  • Set a regular bedtime.
  • Cut out caffeine and nicotine six hours before bed, and alcohol four hours prior.
  • Avoid exercise within two hours of bedtime.
  • Take the hour before bed to wind down; don’t work or drink fluids.
  • Read and meditate to wind down.
  • Keep your room cool (68-74 degrees) and very dark.
  • Avoid memory foam mattresses and pillows, which can overheat your body.