5 Steps to a Good Night's Sleep
3 Secrets for Getting More Sleep
- Divvy up morning chores: Lisa Ziegler, 38, of Fresh Meadows, New York, says that she and her husband sneak in more bed time by alternating who takes their kids to school: "That extra hour I get some days makes a world of difference -- I'm not a grouchy mommy," she says.
- Plan ahead: Beth Coker, 47, of Medford, Oregon, does all the prep work she can at night, when she's most efficient -- packing lunches, ironing clothes, and laying them out for the next day, collecting her work papers -- so she can sleep in later.
- Change your routine: Eliana Agudelo, 32, of San Francisco, reports that she's been getting more sleep ever since she stopped bringing books to bed with her: "I'd always get hooked on a great novel and end up staying awake for half the night!" she says.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, August 2007.
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