Health Tip: Plan for Better Sleep
(HealthDay News) -- Even getting a good night's sleep requires some thought and preparation.
The National Sleep Foundation offers these suggestions:
Go to sleep at the same time every night, even on weekends.
Create a relaxing bedtime ritual.
Maintain a cool sleeping temperature between 60 degrees and 67 degrees.
Buy a comfortable mattress and pillows.
Use bright light in the morning to help manage your circadian rhythm.
Avoid alcohol and cigarettes.
Don't eat heavy meals in the evening.
If you can't sleep, switch rooms and do something relaxing until you feel tired.
If you still can't sleep, speak with your doctor tofind a sleep professional.