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Sleep Hygiene Tips

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Some tips for improving sleep

Some tips for improving sleep

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  • 1. Good Sleep Hygiene
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/43894176@N07/5338151979
  • 2. Go to bed only when you are sleepy
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/34726742@N06/4798898372
  • 3. Use the bedroom only for sleep and sexual activity
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/46332129@N06/4722524048
  • 4. Avoid caffeine and nicotine 4-6 hours before bedtime
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/postal_voladora/4278377771/
  • 5. Alcohol will lead to fragmented sleep
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/magsexploringherworld/3200828493/
  • 6. Avoid heavy meals before bed
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/30738902@N00/3807333358
  • 7. Do not go to bed hungry
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/boopsiedaisy/1036742005/
  • 8. Avoid daytime naps
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27587514@N08/5214364279
  • 9. Minimize noise, light and extreme temperature in the bedroom
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/27587514@N08/4884832784
  • 10. Earplugs, window blinds, heaters or A/C may be needed
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/13094270@N07/1793075571/
  • 11. Only sleep enough to feel refreshed
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/35043742@N00/375969264
  • 12. Exercise regularly during the day
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lomokev/1902039715/in/set-1763105/
  • 13. Avoid rigorous exercise within 3 hours of sleep
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/digitalgopher/4005489800/
  • 14. Develop relaxing rituals before bedtime (eg reading, listening to music)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/lomokev/1902039715/in/set-1763105/
  • 15. If unable to sleep in 15 minutes, get out of bed and do something relaxing.
    Then try again.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/billycurrie/4896978191/