Seven Steps For A
Good Nightís Sleep
a regular sleep/wake schedule.
waking. Irregular hours can throw off the internal
minutes of waking, expose yourself fto bright light,
either by going outdoors or using a light for 30
minutes. Avoid excess light before bedtime.
aside time to clear your mind.
before bedtime, list worries or chores for the next
day. Also develop a relaxation ritualómeditation or
soothing musicóto end each day.
or colas late in the day will keep you awake at
helping you sleep, it leads to awakenings and
worsens sleep apnea.
exercise or eat heavily before bed.
Both rev up the
body. But exercising in the late afternoon or early
evening dispels tensions and makes falling asleep
They may perk up
your daytime energy, but naps undermine your