Sleep Tips of the Day
I've noticed a lot of people talking about sleep lately. Here are some tips from a recent Newsweek coverstory:
"Sleep experts say you should use the bedroom only for sleep and [other married couple stuff]--not as an auxiliary office or entertainment center with the TV blaring into the night. Take a hot shower before bed and keep your room cool (the temperature change induces sleepiness). Try to relax just before bedtime. Don't do anything that might raise anxiety--like paying bills or watching a horror movie. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends. If you vary those times more than 90 minutes, you can mess up your sleep-wake cycle. Try to lower the lights as you get ready for bed and get some bright sun in the morning to let your brain know when it's night and day. Don't use alcohol to help you sleep. And, perhaps most important in the age of Starbucks, cut down on caffeine--especially in the afternoon and evening."