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What are good sleep habits for beating insomnia?

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Try these tips to beat insomnia:

  • Go to sleep and get up at consistent times, and avoid naps.
  • Avoid caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol late in the day.
  • Get regular exercise.
  • Don't eat a heavy meal late.
  • Make your bedroom dark, quiet, and comfortable.
  • Use your bed only for sleep and sex.
  • If you can't fall asleep and don't feel drowsy, do something quiet until you feel sleepy.
  • If you lie awake worrying about things, making a to-do list before bed may ease your worries.

From: An Overview of Insomnia WebMD Medical Reference

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American Sleep Association.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

SOURCES:

American Sleep Association.

National Sleep Foundation.

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on January 29, 2018

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