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13 Tips for Fantastic Sleep

Written by Paul R.

You Need Ample Rest—Part of recovering from a busy day is helping the body heal itself. Rest can help the recovery process. Simply getting a good night’s sleep—every night—can make a difference. Here are some tips for enjoying routinely excellent sleep.

  • Aim for 8 hours of sleep a night.
  • Keep your sleep schedule regular and consistent.
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time.
  • Napping is acceptable but keep naps to 30 minutes or less.
  • If you’re experiencing insomnia, talk to your physician, and see what options you have.
  • Make sure you get plenty of sunlight during the day.
  • Do not watch TV before going to bed—the light can keep you from falling to sleep.
  • Establish a bedtime routine and make sure the bedroom is dark.
  • Keep the bedroom quiet. This can mean using earplugs. Or you can mask sounds with a fan or by playing recordings of light noises.
  • Make sure the bed is comfortable and the bedroom is cool.
  • Exercise during the day can promote sleep.
  • Before bedtime, stay away from big meals, alcohol, and caffeine.
  • Smoking disrupts sleep because nicotine is a stimulant.

Exercise can significantly help people who want to sleep easy. However, too much exercise can lead to fatigue. So it’s important to find a balance and make sure you get enough rest between exercise sessions.


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Paul R.

North Carolina