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Improve your sleep ritual

Individuals who regularly get high-quality sleep often have a sleep ritual, a routine that helps the mind and body wind down at the end of the day in preparation for a good night’s sleep. If you’d like to get a better night of sleep, make sure that your sleep ritual includes the following:

• Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule even during weekends.

• Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine.
• Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable and cool.

• Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows.

• Finish eating at least two to three hours before your regular bedtime.

• Exercise regularly. It is best to complete your workout at least two hours before bedtime.

• Avoid caffeine in items such as coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks or chocolate three to four hours before bedtime.

• Avoid nicotine in cigarettes or tobacco products.