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5 Steps to a Good Night's Sleep

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Step 1

Hit the sheets: We know, we know -- the dog needs a bath, you've got 124 e-mails to answer, and you have to do two loads of laundry before you can call it a day. But here's the thing: The chores can wait. "Adequate sleep is as essential to a woman's health as eating and exercise. Stop feeling guilty about getting it," says Lawrence Epstein, MD, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to a Good Night's Sleep.

Is that really possible? Yes, if you prioritize what has to get done right now, and what can wait. Try this simple exercise: "About an hour before bed, type up a to-do list of all the things you need to accomplish, print out the list, then ball it up and throw it in a wastebasket," says Patricia Smith, coauthor of Sleep Disorders for Dummies. "The physical act symbolizes that you don't have to worry about these things until morning -- they'll all be there safely on your computer and you can deal with them then."

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EthanChong wrote:

Thanks for the great tips! I would like to add one more latest tip to getting a good night's sleep. Simply go to http://www.SleepWellSecrets.com to know about this latest and natural step to getting yourself the best night's sleep ever!

8/4/2013 01:19:23 AM Report Abuse
pegenereux wrote:

Good ideas...but drop the ipod ads...just say listen to music using your mp3 or other handheld device...not everyopne is an ipod user! THanks

10/24/2012 09:22:37 PM Report Abuse
cabrooker1 wrote:

Go to http://www.InsomniaDoc.com to get real advice on how to treat insomnia from a Cleveland Clinic-trained Sleep Doctor and Neurologist, Dr. Craig Brooker, M.D.

12/2/2011 03:20:59 PM Report Abuse
beautyinsimplet wrote:

i find it odd that it recommends reading a couple chapters of your favorite book only to follow up with....dont take books to bed?

10/19/2011 02:29:22 PM Report Abuse
evelyndamayon66 wrote:

the exercises are helpful to have good sleep. thank you

9/4/2011 07:48:01 PM Report Abuse

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