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Lifestyle Tips April


 Sleepy heads – awake for Spring ! 

Problems sleeping ? Can't get any shut eye? Tired all the time ? It's easy to deprive yourself of sleep, especially if stress has you up worrying at night, waking up too early in the morning or waking up feeling tired.  You need sound and adequate rest to handle stress.Try these tips to overcome sleep problems:
  • Myth: People need less sleep as they get older.  Fact: As people age, they don't need less sleep, but they often get less sleep.  The average senior person still needs about eight hours per night.
  • Wake up at the same time every day.
  • Avoid caffeine four to six hours before bedtime and cut down during the day.
  • Avoid nicotine, especially near bedtime and if you wake up during the night..
  • Don't drink alcohol late in the evening.
  • Don't consume heavy meals close to bedtime. However, a light snack might help you fall asleep.
  • Exercise in the late afternoon to deepen sleep. Vigorous exercise within three to four hours of bedtime could inhibit sleep.
  • Minimize noise, light and excessive temperature at bedtime.
  • Move the alarm clock away from the bed if it's a source of distraction.
  • Wake up at the same time every day.

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