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Get back to better sleep
Busy work schedules and other stresses can make it difficult to fall and stay asleep, but getting enough rest is essential to your health and well-being.
Not getting enough sleep is associated with:
- A higher risk of diabetes, heart disease, depression, and obesity
- Moodiness, poor judgment, and an inability to learn and retain information
- Lack of alertness, which can lead to serious accidents and injury
Simple tips for sounder sleep
MAKE YOUR ROOM A TECH-FREE ZONE
Also adjust the lights, temperature, and anything else that might affect your sleep.
AVOID LONG OR LATE NAPS
Short naps can be beneficial, but avoid naps later in the day.
Eating or snacking before bedtime can interfere with your sleep.
LIMIT ALCOHOL AND CAFFEINE
Having alcohol or caffeine close to bedtime can affect the quality of your sleep.
Get 30 minutes of physical activity but no later than two to three hours before bed.
HAVE A BEDTIME RITUAL
Find ways to relax. Try taking a warm shower or bath, reading or listening to soothing music.
Talk to your doctor if you have any concerns about your sleep.
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