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What can you do to set yourself up for a restful night's sleep?

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  • Stick to a regular sleep/wake schedule.
  • Turn off the TV, computer, and other devices before bedtime.
  • Keep your bedroom cool and dark.
  • Avoid alcohol before bedtime and caffeine in the afternoon or evening.
  • Exercise every morning.

SOURCES:

Medical Clinics of North America : "Sleep in Congestive Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, Stroke."

Texas Heart Institute: "Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Causes Sleep Apnea?" "CPAP."

National Sleep Foundation: "How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Heart."

European Heart Journal : "Insomnia and the risk of incident heart failure: a population study."

European Society of Cardiology: "Insomnia is linked to increased risk of heart failure."

American Sleep Association: "Sleep Hygiene Tips."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2019

SOURCES:

Medical Clinics of North America : "Sleep in Congestive Heart Failure."

American Heart Association: "Sleep Apnea and Heart Disease, Stroke."

Texas Heart Institute: "Heart Failure."

National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute: "What Causes Sleep Apnea?" "CPAP."

National Sleep Foundation: "How Sleep Deprivation Affects Your Heart."

European Heart Journal : "Insomnia and the risk of incident heart failure: a population study."

European Society of Cardiology: "Insomnia is linked to increased risk of heart failure."

American Sleep Association: "Sleep Hygiene Tips."

Reviewed by James Beckerman on May 2, 2019

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