Short on shuteye?
Try the following techniques
from the National Sleep Foundation (www.sleepfoundation.org
) to get proper rest.
" Stay on schedule.
Keep your body’s circadian
clock set by going to sleep and waking at the same times every day.
" Cultivate soothing habits at bedtime.
relaxing nightly routine a long soak in the tub, snuggling up with
a good book or listening to classical music will get you snoozing
" Create a sleep-friendly environment.
quiet, dark, cool and distraction-free space is ideal for sleep.
Eye shades, fans, humidifiers and ear plugs can help make a room
" Don’t eat or drink right before sleeping.
Spicy foods can cause heartburn, and too many liquids can send you
out of bed to the bathroom during the night.
" Avoid caffeine and other stimulants before
" Exercise regularly.
Staying fit is great for
" Avoid cigarettes and other forms of tobacco.
Nicotine is a stimulant and might even cause nightmares.
" Avoid alcohol before bedtime.
disrupts sleep and causes nighttime restlessness.