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Tips for a better sleep


1. Exercise regularly. It is best to complete your workout at least a few hours before bedtime. In addition to making us more alert, our body temperature rises during exercise, and takes as much as 6 hours to begin to drop. A cooler body temperature is associated with sleep onset... Finish your exercise at least 3 hours before bedtime.


2. Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool. Consider using blackout curtains, eye shades, ear plugs, "white noise," humidifiers, fans and other devices.


3. Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule including weekends.


4. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. The one you have been using for years may have exceeded its life expectancy – about 9 or 10 years for most good quality mattresses.


5. Finish eating at least 2-3 hours before your regular bedtime. Eating or drinking too much may make you less comfortable when settling down for bed.