5 Tips for a Better Night's Sleep

Sleep is vital to your health and a critical part of life. You need it to recharge your brain and body for another day.

Stress, everyday demands and even your smartphone are some of the culprits affecting your sleep.

To sleep better and wake up feeling more rested, follow this advice:

  1. Eat your meals around the same time every day. Dinner should always be two to three hours before bedtime.
  2. Limit naps to 30 minutes or less, and nap between 1 and 3 p.m. for the most benefit.
  3. Stay active—any activity is good. Try to move for 20 to 30 minutes most days, at least five to six hours before bedtime.
  4. Limit your caffeine intake and avoid it after noon. Avoid stimulants (such as decongestants and nicotine) as well.
  5. Try to go to bed at the same time every night and get up at about the same time every morning—even on weekends.

Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep?

The Sleep Center at Lutheran Medical Center is fully accredited, and our physicians are board certified in sleep medicine and diagnose and treat sleep disorders. You’ll feel at home in our bedroom suites designed specifically for sleep studies. For your convenience, sleep studies can be scheduled seven nights a week. Tests can be performed on adolescents ages 13 and older. A physician order for the Sleep Center is needed. Please call 303-425-8574 for our simple referral form.