timeline for better sleep

as you get older, your sleep patterns change, making it harder to fall (and stay) asleep. every little habit – from what you eat and drink to when you exercise and watch TV – can impact your sleep.

following is a sample day that shows you what you can do to get the best zzz’s possible. (adjust it for your wake and sleep times.)

6:30am – Skip the snooze button
7:30am – Exercise
11:00am – Take a breathing break
1 to 2:00pm – Cut out caffeine
3:00pm – Go outside
7:00pm – Eat dinner
10:00pm – An hour before bedtime, have a proteincarb combo snack
10:30pm – Thirty minutes before bedtime, start your wind-down routine
11:00pm – Get into bed, breathe and stretch

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read article on Yahoo! Shine by Abigail Cuffey for Woman’s Day: Timeline for Better Sleep

* see post on foods to help you sleep better
* see post on foods that will keep you up

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