Ohio Neurologic Institute

Specializing in Neurologic and Sleep Disorders

8 steps for

better sleep

Try to do the following:

1. Wake up at the same time each day.

2. Stop caffeine intake after noon and minimize total daily use.

3. Avoid nicotine, especially in the evening or on night awakenings.

4. Avoid the use of alcohol in the late evening to facilitate sleep onset. Alcohol can cause awakening later in the night.

5. Avoid heavy meals too close to bedtime.  While a light snack may be sleep induce sleep, it can also lead to weight gain.

6. Regular exercise in the morning or afternoon may deepen sleep. Vigorous exercise within three to four hours of bedtime may interfere with sleep.

7. Minimize noise, light and excessive temperatures during the sleep period.

8. Move the alarm clock away from the bed and make sure that the sleeping room is dark.

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