Sleep Tips – How to Sleep Better


Maintaining a well-planned strategy is essential to deep, restorative sleep that is needed to function day in and day out. By learning to avoid common sleep habits and trying out a variety of healthy sleep techniques, you can get a good night’s rest.

Tips for getting a good night’s sleep:

    • Set a regular bedtime
    • Wake up at the same time every day
    • Nap to make up for lost sleep
    • Spend more time outside during the daylight
    • Let as much light into your home/workspace as possible
    • Turn off your television and computer at night
    • Don’t read from a backlit device at night before bed
    • Avoid bright lights before going to bed
    • Keep noise levels at night to a minimum
    • Keep your room cool
    • Make sure your bedding is comfortable
    • Try to avoid large meals right before going to bed
    • Avoid alcohol before bed
    • Cut down on caffeine intakes
    • Avoid drinking too many liquids before going to sleep
    • Quit smoking
    • Make relaxation your goal, not sleep
    • Postpone worrying and brainstorming


If you have tried all of the tips above and are still struggling with getting to sleep at night, you may have a sleep disorder thatrequires professional treatment. Consider scheduling a visit with a sleep doctor or your primary care physician to discuss your concerns.