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Are you sleep-habit savvy?

Your sleep and wake systems may not be working as they should, causing your insomnia. It's important to know your behaviors could be playing a role as well. Are you doing all you can to help yourself sleep at night? Are you doing some things you shouldn't? Maybe you're stimulating your wake system without knowing it. Maybe you're unintentionally sending mixed signals and telling your brain to ramp up when it's time to wind down. Test your knowledge on your sleep habits and find out.
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Somewhere between 73 and 78 degrees is the ideal temperature to sleep.
Your bedroom is probably too hot. Or at least a little warm. Ideally, you want the temperature in your bedroom to fall somewhere in the 60- to 67-degree range for the best chance of having a restful night’s sleep.
Someone should give you a degree in knowing your degrees. You’re right, of course; the correct temperature range to give you the best chance at a good night’s sleep is somewhere between 60 and 67 degrees.
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You should shut down all your electronic devices, including your tablet, laptop, backlit E-reader, and smartphone, before trying to go to sleep.
Right! The blue light given off by electronic devices can block the production of melatonin, a hormone your brain produces to help you fall and stay asleep. So try and shut down about an hour before you plan to go to bed.
Your electronics may be preventing you from getting the sleep you need. The blue light given off by electronic devices can block the production of melatonin, a hormone your brain produces to help you fall and stay asleep. So it's a good idea to try and shut down about an hour before you plan to go to bed.
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Reading in bed is a great way to make yourself sleepy.
You may have misread reading. Things like reading in bed may seem relaxing, but it may be causing you to think of bed as a place to read when all you really want to do is sleep. Use your bed for sleep and sex only, and keep your other activities out of bed.
Way to read between the lines! Reading in bed only helps stimulate your mind and create associations with your bed other than sleeping. Your bed should only be used for sleep and sex.
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