Tips to Prevent Insomnia

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  • During the day
    • Exercise regularly. Even a 20 minute walk can help you relax
    • Limit naps. If you must take a nap, try no more than 30 minutes
  • Before bedtime
    • Avoid alcohol, caffeine, chocolate, and nicotine in the evening
    • Limit liquids before bedtime
    • Turn off the television 1 hour before bedtime
    • Listen to quiet music or take a warm bath
  • At Bedtime
    • Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
    • Do not use your bedroom to watch television or read
    • A snack or warm milk may help you fall asleep quicker
  • If none of these seem to help, ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information or to recommend a safe sleeping agent for short-term use.
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