Good sleep habits are necessary for quality sleep in order for your body to feel refreshed and function at its best. Making these adjustments can make a positive difference in the quality of your sleep:

  •  Avoid naps, if possible.
  • Avoid drinking caffeine beyond the morning (caffeine’s effects can last up to 14 hours).
  • Avoid cigarettes or alcohol as both can cause broken or fragmented sleep.
  • Go to bed at the same time and wake up at the same time to maintain a regular sleep routine.
  • Keep a relaxed routine before bedtime.
  • Avoid bedroom distractions, such as televisions.
  • Be cautious watching television or read prior to bedtime, as both activities may be associated with anxiety or other significant emotional stimulation that can impact your sleep.
  • Set your thermostat for a comfortable, cool temperature.
  • Keep your bedroom dark and quiet.
  • Regular exercise in the morning or early afternoon can positively impact the quality of sleep and insomnia. 

 

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