Health Tip: Avoid Too Much Activity Before Bedtime

Suggestions to help sleepy folks get more rest

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(HealthDay News) -- Your behavior and activities before bedtime can affect how well you're sleeping at night.

The American Academy of Pediatrics offers suggestions for better sleep:

  • Don't drink alcohol within at least four hours of bedtime.
  • Cut out all caffeine at least four hours before bedtime.
  • Stop eating spicy, heavy foods at least four hours before bedtime.
  • Don't exercise heavily at least two hours before bedtime.
  • In the hour before bedtime, avoid activities such as watching TV, playing video games or having in an argument.

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