It's estimated millions of Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder. To get a more restful night of sleep, try these tips from the National Sleep Foundation and Better Sleep Council.
Rebecca Fox: If you are not -- during the day, you are not alone. It's estimated millions of Americans chronically suffer from a sleep disorder. To get a more rest for night of sleep, try these tips from the National Sleep Foundation and Better Sleep Council. Keep a regular bedtime and wake time schedule, even on the weekends. Set up a bed time routine that relaxes you. You could try taking a hot bath, then reading or listening to calming music. Make sure where you sleep is quite, dark, comfortable and cool. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillow. Use your bedroom always for sleep and sex. It's recommended that you your work materials including your computer and TV out of the area. Don't eat for at least two or three hours before your set bed time. And while it's important to unwind, it's also important to exercise regularly. The Better Sleep Council says it's ideal to complete your workout at least a few hours before bed time. Finally avoid alcohol, nicotine and caffeine close to bed time. These can keep you up or cause you to have poor night sleep throughout the night. So make your zees count. You can find more health and wellness tips on icyou.com