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Some Tips for Getting the Good Night’s Sleep We All Crave

Everyone knows that part of staying healthy is getting a good night’s sleep, but with nearly 60 million insomniacs in America, poor sleep can almost be considered an epidemic. The LA Times, along with sleep expert Alon Avidan, MD offers some tips for getting the proper rest we all need. The blue wavelengths emitted by electronic screens tell our body that it is daytime, so it helps to avoid electronic use prior to bedtime. Also, keeping a nightly bedtime routine can trigger physiological responses that make the body feel sleepier. Forgoing the late night cocktail may also be a good idea; while alcohol can help you fall asleep faster, it can give you lousy sleep quality since it inhibits REM sleep.

Read the full LA Times article here.