How to Get a Better Night's Sleep

We all know how important sleep is for our health and sanity. But nearly 9 million Americans rely on prescription sleeping pills to get their much-needed rest.

There are some things you can do to help you fall asleep without a trip to the pharmacy.

Create a sanctuary. Keep your bedroom cool and dark. Invest in a comfortable bed with nice sheets.

Turn off the technology. Your bedroom should be for relaxation and sleeping only.

Stick to a schedule. Go to bed and get up at the same time every day.

Exercise. A good workout during the day promotes a good slumber at night.

Consider a bedtime ritual. Read a book or take a bath before bed.

If you still have trouble falling asleep, it's time to consult your doctor.

About the Author...
Liz Hayes
Liz loves spending time outdoors, working out, traveling, taking in the arts, reading and catching up on TV.
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