Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tips For Sleeplessness

If you are having episodes more than 3 nights a week for longer than a month, you should see a doctor. But if occasional sleepless night is your problem, Dr. Smith recommends these tips:
  • Back off caffeine. Especially watch for the hidden caffeine in so-called energy drinks.
  • Avoid alcohol during bedtime. Eventhough it's a sedative, alcohol may make it difficult to stay asleep.
  • Stay away from over-the-counter sleep aids. They're counterproductive and can lead to a habit.
  • Stick to an exercise routine. But not within an hour or 2 before bedtime.