AASM Issues Holiday Sleep Tips (via Sleep Review)
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Chediak offers these suggestions for better sleep during the holiday season:
• Take time to relax, and ensure time to wind down before bed.• Keep a regular sleep schedule. Maintain a regular bedtime and wake-up time. Other regular rituals, such as a warm bath, a light snack or a few minutes of reading, also may help.• Plan ahead for holiday activities. Set aside time earlier in the day to wrap gifts, decorate the house, plan your holiday menu, and do similar tasks. To stay on track, write these “appointments” in a daily planner.• Drowsy drivers should pull off to a rest area and take a short nap, preferably 15 to 20 minutes in length.• Do not eat heavy meals right before bedtime. This might cause heartburn or discomfort, which can disturb sleep.• Love eggnog? Avoid too much alcoholic eggnog or coffee at evening holiday parties. Alcohol and caffeine can inhibit normal sleep patterns.