Tips to ‘work on’ getting a better night’s sleep

Having trouble sleeping? Are you tired throughout the day because you tossed and turned throughout the night?

It might be time to work on your good sleep habits, also known as “sleep hygiene.”

Always, talk to your physician for advice.

You also may take some healthy steps on your own by implementing some of these habits that might improve your sleep, according to the CDC:

• Establish a consistent pattern. Head to bed at approximately the same time each night and wake up at the same time each morning.
• The atmosphere in your bedroom matters. Make sure it is quiet, dark, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature
• Put away your phone. Turn off the television. Resist the temptation to get on the computer or iPad.
• Don’t overdo it as far as night-time snacks. Avoid large meals, caffeine, and alcohol before bedtime
• Take a walk or jog during the day. Ride a bike or swim. Get some exercise. Being physically active during the day can help you fall asleep more easily at night.

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