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The sleep hygiene recommendations that include environmental and lifestyle modifications include the following:

  • Eliminate the use of caffeine, especially after noon.
  • Do not use tobacco or alcohol near bedtime.
  • Avoid heavy meals close to bedtime.
  • Exercise early in the day before dinner to alleviate stress, but do not exercise before bedtime.
  • Avoid daytime naps and establish a regular schedule for going to bed and getting up.
  • Keep the bedroom at a comfortable temperature, and minimize distractions from light and noise.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/8/2015
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