Some Helpful Sleep Tips

     The National Sleep Foundation offers a few tips which I’ll pass along. First, make sure bedtime is a routine and relaxing affair; keep your bedroom quiet, dark, and cool. Make sure to exercise regularly, but make sure you don’t exercise in the evenings, as this can interfere with your ability to fall asleep. Next, avoid caffeine for at least eight hours and alcohol for a few hours before you go to sleep. You may not think your cola from dinner at five o’clock is disrupting your sleep at midnight; not only can it prevent you from falling asleep, but it can interrupt your sleep throughout the night. Finally, make your bedroom your bedroom, removing work, paperwork, computers, and the TV; by associating your bedroom only with sleep, you’ll find it much easier to get a good night’s sleep.

     I truly believe that the quality of your sleep determines the quality of your waking life. Just as you can’t afford to not eat right and exercise, it’s imperative to handle any sleep problems you may be having.  

 

Tina Turbin

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8 Responses to Some Helpful Sleep Tips

  1. Georgette says:

    Perfect! I had just read one of your blog posts about the importance of more sleep, and now here are some practical tips. Thanks!

  2. Jocelyn says:

    these are really great, thanks for sharing them!

  3. Felicia says:

    Thanks I can really use these tips!

  4. Becky says:

    Thanks for these! They seem very useful!

  5. Natasha Grier says:

    Thanks for these tips! I will be using them to get my kids to bed earlier. Boy are they wired at night! I’m thinking it could have something to do with caffeine…

  6. Denise says:

    I don’t need SLEEP tips–I need WAKING UP tips!!!;)

  7. Nadia says:

    I have a newborn so I’m just going to have to suffer with poor sleep I guess for next couple of years, but this is our last one, phew! It is all worth it of course, but I can’t wait to get a full night sleep in the future.

  8. Georgette says:

    Ha ha, Denise, I know how you feel! Maybe if you sleep better though you’ll have an easier time waking up?

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