021013 Taking control of your sleep

Taking control of your sleep

The experts at Tuffs University make the following recommendations for getting a better night’s sleep.

  • Avoid caffeine in all of its various carriers such as pop, coffee, tea, chocolate and the energy drinks. This should be self-evident to anyone with half a brain but some people still have a caffeine loaded drink or food and can’t understand why they are unable to sleep afterwards.
  • Get a clue people; caffeine is a stimulant.
  • Stimulants keep you up.
  • Keep to a regular sleep and wake up schedule, even on the weekends.
  • There is some dispute as to the validity of avoiding stimulating activities such as exercise a few hours before going to bed. Some are able to exercise and then hit the sack. Others however, find that doing so keeps them awake. Let your experience be your guide in this case.