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What are good habits to avoid sleeping disorders?

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Be sure to follow the basic rules of good sleep:

  • Go to bed and get up at the same time every day, allowing for 7 to 9 hours of sleep.
  • Keep your bedroom dark, quiet, restful, and comfortable.
  • Limit alcohol and caffeine.
  • Take time to relax before going to bed.
  • Exercise daily for at least 20 minutes. Try to finish up at least 4 to 5 hours before you go to bed.
  • Eat dinner several hours before you hit the pillow.
  • Switch to decaf drinks and skip alcohol.
  • Don’t smoke. Nicotine is a stimulant.

SOURCES:

News release, National Sleep Foundation.

American Sleep Association: "REM Behavior Disorder;" "Sleep Apnea;" and ''Support Groups.''

National Sleep Foundation: "Ask the Sleep Expert: Partners and Sleep Problems."

Hoag Hospital Sleep Disorders Center: "For the bed partner."

Strawbridge, W., , May 2004. Sleep

National Sleep Foundation: "Helping Yourself to a Good Night's Sleep."

American Sleep Apnea Association: "A.W.A.K.E. Network."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

SOURCES:

News release, National Sleep Foundation.

American Sleep Association: "REM Behavior Disorder;" "Sleep Apnea;" and ''Support Groups.''

National Sleep Foundation: "Ask the Sleep Expert: Partners and Sleep Problems."

Hoag Hospital Sleep Disorders Center: "For the bed partner."

Strawbridge, W., , May 2004. Sleep

National Sleep Foundation: "Helping Yourself to a Good Night's Sleep."

American Sleep Apnea Association: "A.W.A.K.E. Network."

 

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on July 30, 2018

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