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What are some tips for more restful sleep?

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  • Establish a regular bedtime routine and stick with it, even on weekends.
  • Avoid TV, computer, and smartphone screens as you prepare for bed.
  • Eat less sugar.
  • Avoid exercise right before bedtime.
  • Avoid bright light in the evening.
  • Reduce noise in your bedroom.
  • Take a warm bath before bedtime.
  • Keep the temperature in your bedroom cool.
  • Try relaxation therapies such as meditation, prayer, or yoga before bedtime.

From: Common Sleep Disorders in Teens WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Carskadon M, Rechtshaffen A. in WB Saunders, 1989.  Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine.

Lewy A, Wehr T, Goodwin F, et al, 1980.  Science,

Walters A, Hickey K, Maltzman J, et al. 1996;  Neurology

National Sleep Foundation.

Hysing, M. , Feb. 2, 2015. BMJ Open

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

SOURCES: 

Carskadon M, Rechtshaffen A. in WB Saunders, 1989.  Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine.

Lewy A, Wehr T, Goodwin F, et al, 1980.  Science,

Walters A, Hickey K, Maltzman J, et al. 1996;  Neurology

National Sleep Foundation.

Hysing, M. , Feb. 2, 2015. BMJ Open

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on June 11, 2019

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