Sleep Disorders

12 Tips for Getting Healthy Sleep


Keep a regular sleep schedule

Exercise, but not too close to bedtime

Avoid caffeine, nicotine and alcohol

Avoid large meals and beverages late at night

Avoid certain medications

Don't take naps after 3 p.m.

Do a relaxing activity before bed

Take a hot bath before bed

Create a good sleep environment

Make sure you get sunlight exposure

Don't lie awake

Seek medical help

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