October 5, 2016
Health Tip: Making the Transition to Sleep
Suggestions for a better night's rest
(HealthDay News) -- It can be difficult to wind down from a busy day and prepare for sleep, as your body looks for cues that it's time to wind down.
The National Sleep Foundation suggests:
- Before bed, dim the lights. This will help your body release more of the sleep-inducing hormone melatonin.
- Step away from smartphones, tablets and other electronics that can emit bright light.
- Finish all stimulating activities well before bedtime.
- Drop the thermostat to 60 to 68 degrees Fahrenheit at bedtime, which should help prepare you for sleep.