Aug 3, 2021

Interviewer: Sleep hygiene. Dr. Chris Jones, what are three things I can do to get a better night's sleep?

Dr. Jones: If you have relentless trouble getting to sleep, consider consulting a sleep medicine expert at a sleep center. If this is more infrequent, then, number one, no caffeine after noon. Caffeine is a powerful sleep inhibitor. Number two, keep any emotionally laden discussions early in the day, and be aware that these discussions can disrupt sleep later on. Number three, try falling asleep somewhere else in the house where you have not learned to associate that couch or that room with failure to fall asleep.

updated: August 3, 2021
originally published: January 4, 2019

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