Wednesday, June 29, 2011

WebMD: The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep (9-12)

The Benefits of a Good Night's Sleep (continued)

Cut the Caffeine

Web MD says: "As soon as the clock strikes noon, avoid caffeine in foods and drinks."

This is a tough one, but I find it to be very true.

10. Exercise Right, Time It Right

Web MD says: "Regular exercise has been shown to improve sleep quality, as long as you don’t work out too close to bedtime. A post-workout burst of energy can keep you awake. Aim to finish any vigorous exercise 3 to 4 hours before you hit the hay."

11. Eat Right at Night

Web MD says: "Avoid heavy foods and big meals late in the day; they tax the digestive system and make it hard to get high-quality sleep."

Good to know!

12. Rethink Your Drink

Web MD explains: "Although the tranquilizing effects of alcohol may make you sleepy at bedtime, beware -- after the initial effects wear off, alcohol actually causes more frequent awakenings at night and less restful sleep."

I'd definitely agree!

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