Healthy Sleeping Habits

Good sleep hygiene helps a person stay healthy by keeping his or her mind and body rested and strong. The following tips can only serve to promote a better sleep and a better life.

  • Get up at the same time every morning.
  • Don’t go to bed unless you are sleepy.
  • If you are not asleep after 20 minutes, then get out of bed.
  • Begin rituals that help you relax each night before bed.
  • Get a full night’s sleep on a regular basis.
  • Avoid taking naps if you can.
  • Keep a regular schedule.
  • Do not have any caffeine after lunch.
  • Don’t read, write, eat, watch TV, talk on the phone or play cards in bed.
  • Do not have a beer, a glass of wine, or any other alcohol within 6 hours of your bedtime.
  • Do not go to bed hungry, but don’t eat a big meal near bedtime either.
  • Avoid any tough exercise within 6 hours of your bedtime.
  • Try to get rid of or deal with things that make you worry before your bedtime.
  • Avoid sleeping pills, or use them cautiously.
  • Make your bedroom quiet, dark, and slightly cool.


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