Do You Know How to Get Quality Sleep?

Allison Tsai | Mar 5th 2013 Oct 10th 2017

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Drinking a glass of wine or a nightcap will help you sleep better.
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Drinking alcohol close to bedtime can actually disrupt the second half of your sleep. It may help you fall asleep faster, but you won’t be getting quality sleep. Source: [NIH](http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf)

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  1. Drinking a glass of wine or a nightcap will help you sleep better.

    Correct Answer: False

    Drinking alcohol close to bedtime can actually disrupt the second half of your sleep. It may help you fall asleep faster, but you won’t be getting quality sleep. Source: [NIH](http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf)

  2. Eating a large meal will help you fall asleep faster.

    Correct Answer: False

    A large meal can cause indigestion, which can disrupt sleep. Drinking too much water or other beverages will also make you more prone to wake at night and need to urinate. Eating a light snack before bed is fine. Source: [NIH](http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf)

  3. Take naps before 3 p.m.

    Correct Answer: True

    Naps are a good way to make up for lost sleep, but make sure to take them before 3 p.m. Otherwise, it can be harder to fall asleep at bedtime. Source: [NIH](http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf)

  4. Keep electronics out of the bedroom.

    Correct Answer: True

    Using a laptop, tablet, cell phone or watching TV in bed can be problematic for sleep. Not only does the blue light in electronics keep you awake, but these items can be a distraction from going to bed when you should. Source: [NIH](http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf)

  5. Keep the temperature warm in your room.

    Correct Answer: False

    Sleeping in a cool room will promote sleep. Source: [NIH](http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf)

  6. If you can’t sleep, get up and do something.

    Correct Answer: True

    If you are still awake after 20 minutes of being in bed, or you are starting to feel anxious, get up and do a relaxing activity until you feel sleepy. The anxiety of not being able to sleep can make it difficult to fall asleep. Source: [NIH](http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf)

  7. Getting an hour of sunlight for a half hour during the day can help you sleep better.

    Correct Answer: True

    Daylight is an important part of regulating sleep patterns for your body. Try to use sunlight as a way to wake up in the morning, and turn down your lights before bedtime. Source: [NIH](http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep/healthy_sleep.pdf)