*Create a relaxing sleep environment. Make sure your sleep space is calming. A comfortable bed and bedroom will be more conducive to sleep.
*Turn down the temperature at night. Research has shown that the ideal sleep temperature is between 68-72 degrees.
*Unplug (no screen time) 1 - 2 hours before bedtime.
*Implement a relaxing bedtime routine, such as taking a bubble bath, reading a book or drinking a warm cup of caffeine free tea.
*Consider purchasing blackout shades (or really good blinds/shutters) to help your body's circadian rhythm support sleep naturally. Install a dim nightlight if you have to move around at night.
*If you live in a noisy neighborhood you may want to use a white noise machine or fan to help drown out any noise that may disturb you.
*Limit the amount of caffeine, alcohol and sugar you ingest as they can disrupt sleep.
*Try to avoid large, heavy meals right before bed, which can sometimes cause digestive problems.
*Try to get fresh air and sunlight during the day (particularly in the morning). Exercise, even light exercise, (in the morning or the afternoon) can also be beneficial.
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