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A while ago we posted about getting your best sleep and we had some great tips for getting a better nights sleep, I’m going to reiterate a few of those.

  • Don’t eat or drink 2 hours before bedtime, your body will remain in active digestion mode and and you may get woken up earlier than you intended to go to the bathroom.
  • Get adjusted! We have frequently found that getting stress off the nervous system helps a person relax better, especially with kids.
  • Listen to white noise or relaxation CD’s before bed. Yoga can also help you relax and wind down before resting your head on the pillow.
  • Avoid watching TV, playing video games, or surfing the internet before bed. If you have a TV in your bedroom take it out.
  • Make a list before laying down or place a notepad next to your bed to write down the things keeping your mind active and alert.
  • Keep the temperature in your bedroom below 70°F.
  • Don’t change your bedtime. Go to bed and get up at the same day each day (yes, even the weekends) this helps your body get into a sleep rhythm, it also makes it easier to get to sleep and wake up refreshed.
  • Exercise at least 30 minutes each day for better sleep.

 

Dr Carr often get the question “What bed do you recommend?”  There are a few beds out there that will help you get you get your most restorative sleep and at the top of our list we recommend intelliBED.

Dr Carr not only recommends this bed, but he also sleeps on one. We recommend them to our patients and for those of you wondering mentioning his name can also get you a great discount.

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