17 Ways to Improve Your Sleep Hygiene Tonight

Health.com offers a whole host of ways for you to make sure that you get a good night’s sleep.

1-3) Your sleeping area

  • Use your bedroom only for sleeping
  • Move the TV out of your bedroom
  • Keep your bedroom quiet and dark

4-7) Your evening and bedtime routine

  • Get regular exercise -- but not within 3 to 4 hours before bedtime
  • Create a relaxing bedtime routine
  • Go to bed at the same time every night
  • Consider using a sleep mask and earplugs

8-10) If you can't sleep

  • Imagine yourself in a peaceful, pleasant place
  • Get up and do a quiet or boring activity until you feel sleepy again
  • Don't drink any liquids after 6 PM if waking up during the night go to the bathroom is a problem

11-17) Your activities during the day

  • Exercise during the day
  • Get outside during daylight hours
  • Don't consume anything that has caffeine in it
  • Don't drink alcohol before bed
  • Don't smoke or use tobacco
  • Don't take daytime naps during the day
  • Don't take medicine that makes you feel energized right before bed

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