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Find a relaxing before bed ritual. Take a warm bath or read a good book before bed.
Avoid taking daytime naps. If you need a nap, take one early in the day and limit sleep to 30 minutes.
Fight that after dinner drowsiness. Try to stay awake until bedtime. Find something to do to keep busy.
Follow the same bedtime routine each night.Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
Think about what you eat before you sleep. Avoid consuming caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, and heavy foods close to bedtime.
Get comfy. Make sure your bed is comfortable. Invest in a good mattress and pillow.
Pay attention to your environment. Reduce noise and light in your sleeping area.
Everyone enjoys a good night’s sleep. But falling asleep and staying asleep isn’t always easy. Sleep problems and fatigue can go hand in hand with aging, making a good night’s sleep more elusive. If you’re having trouble sleeping, the following suggestions may help. But if the problem persists, talk with your doctor or a sleep disorders specialist. Not only do you need a good night’s sleep, you deserve one!
If sleep eludes you, try these tips: