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Make Your Bedroom and Bed Visually Inviting

Ditch the Distractions

Correct the Temperature and Humidity

Improve Your Bedtime Ritual

  • Refrain from drinking coffee, smoking cigarettes (nicotine is a stimulant), or eating a heavy meal for at least two hours before your regular bedtime. And keep in mind that while alcohol may make you feel sleepy, it actually leads to less-restful sleep.

  • Take an hour to wind down with music or a book rather than the computer or television. This will soothe rather than stimulate.

  • Avoid having stressful conversations late in the evening, so they’re less likely to occupy your mind when you’re in bed.