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Having trouble sleeping? Here's what to do

Do you have problems falling asleep or staying asleep? A good night's sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet.
Humans are naturally wired to be awake during the day and to sleep at night. We all wish we have more of it. And while yawning and feeling tired all the time can be a bummer, a lack of zzz's can actually have a big impact on your health. In fact, it's just as important as eating healthy and exercising.
Unfortunately, there's a lot that can interfere with natural sleep patterns. So, if you are tired of tossing and turning at night, here are simple tips that will help you sleep better at night.
Try to go to sleep and get up at the same time every day
This helps set your body's internal clock and optimize the quality of your sleep. Choose a bed time when you normally feel tired, so that you don't toss and turn. If you're getting enough sleep, you should wake up naturally without an alarm. If you need an alarm clock, you may need an earlier bedtime.
Cut down on caffeine
Cut down on the caffeine in tea, coffee, energy drinks or colas, especially in the evening. Caffeine interferes with the process of falling asleep, and also prevents deep sleep. Instead, have a warm, milky drink or herbal tea.
Limit naps
While napping seems like a proper way to catch up on missed sleep, it is not always so. It is important to establish and maintain a regular sleep pattern and train oneself to associate sleep with cues like darkness and a consistent bedtime. Napping can affect the quality of nighttime sleep.
Avoid light
Exposure to light might make it more challenging to fall asleep. Wear sunglasses on your way home from your shift. Avoid prolonged use of light-emitting screens before bedtime. Reduce ambient light by hanging room-darkening shades on the windows or wearing an eye mask.
Say no to late-night television
Not only does the light from a TV suppress melatonin, but many programs are stimulating rather than relaxing. Try listening to music or c
If you consistently apply these tips and it doesn't work, see your health care professional and discuss your sleep problems. It is important to make sure that your sleep problems are not caused by a serious physical illness
Sleep time lets us rest, restore, repair, and it may even keep our brains young. Always keep in mind, if you want to live a long and healthy life you need to learn how to sleep better. (FCSC)

Last Modified: 2021-Sep-17 18.18.54 UTC+0800