By: Alex Salem | Intern
- Turn off electronic devices. Avoid social media and Netflix when you are tired.
- Create a relaxing sleep environment.
- Avoid alcohol, caffeine, and smoking before bed. These activities can cause restless sleep.
- Do not exercise at least 2 hours before bed. Exercising will increase your heart rate and body temperature. Your body will be more alert if you exercise at night and will cause you not to sleep.
Resources:National Sleep Foundation. (2011). Myths and Facts. http://www.sleepfoundation.org/sleep-facts-information/myths-and-facts
Health Education Resource Center. (2015). Sleep health. http://www.eiu.edu/herc/sleep.php