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for Good Sleep Hygiene:
Getting enough sleep is essential for physical and mental health.
In fact, happiness is a good night’s sleep.
Sleep only when sleepy. This reduces the time you are awake in bed.
If you can't fall asleep within 20 minutes, get up and do something boring
until you feel sleepy.
Sit quietly in the dark or read the warranty on
your refrigerator. Don't expose yourself to bright light while you are up. The
light gives cues to your brain that it is time to wake up.
Don't take naps. This will ensure you are tired at bedtime. If you
just can't make it through the day without a nap, sleep less than one hour,
before 3 pm.
Get up and go to bed the same time every day. Even on weekends!
When your sleep cycle has a regular rhythm, you will feel better.
Refrain from exercise at least 4 hours before bedtime. Regular
exercise is recommended to help you sleep well, but the timing of the workout is
important. Exercising in the morning or early afternoon will not interfere with
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