Why Sleep Matters to Your Health

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  • How Not Sleeping Can Harm You
  • Insomnia
  • Blacks, Snoring and Insomnia
  • Obesity and Sleep Apnea
  • Tips on Getting Better Sleep
  • It’s National Sleep Awareness Health Week
  • What Sleep Does for You
  • Other Benefits
  • How Much ZZZs Should We Get?
  • Blacks Don’t Get Enough Sleep

Tips on Getting Better Sleep

Want to sleep better at night? Be easy on caffeine and liquor six hours before bedtime, keep your room dark and comfortable, don’t go to bed hungry or too full, don’t let distracting pets sleep in the bed, avoid naps during the day, exercise more often and try to not watch television or eat in bed at bedtime. 

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