Tips for getting a good night's sleep

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Get a good night's sleep

Here are some basic tips for getting a good night's sleep:

  • Get up at the same time every day.
  • Try to sleep only when drowsy.
  • Maintain a relaxing pre-sleep routine. This may include a warm bath (one to two hours before bedtime), relaxation exercises or quiet reading.
  • Keep the bedroom dark, cool and quiet while sleeping.
  • If you are unable to fall asleep or stay asleep, get out of bed and engage in quiet activity such as reading. Return to bed only when sleepy.
  • Exercise regularly, but do not exercise vigorously within several hours of bedtime.
  • Keep a consistent daily schedule for meals, medication, and other activities.
  • Long naps can disturb your nighttime sleep. If necessary, 20 to 30 minute naps in the early afternoon are best.
  • Avoid caffeine and alcohol within four hours of bedtime.
  • Avoid nicotine near bedtime.

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