Being Well

Aug 20, 2012
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Make Your Bedroom Safe for Sleep.

Insomnia

We all toss and turn now and then. But if you regularly have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, your bedroom may be the problem. Make sure you use it only for sleeping. Don’t watch TV, read, or update your Facebook status in bed: These activities send mixed signals to your brain and body, which need to associate the bed with sleep. Block out distracting noise – including that person snoring next to you – with earplugs or a white noise machine. And douse the light from your alarm clock. When you can’t sleep, nothing’s worse than watching the hours tick by, so cover the face of the clock with a hand towel, or cover your eyes with a sleep mask.