10 ways to achieve deep sleep

Sleep deprivation can affect everything from your memory to your immune system, heart and metabolism. Follow these tips for a good sleep tonight

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Create a transition routine

This is something you do every night before bed. It could be as simple as letting the cat out, turning off the lights, turning down the heat, washing your face and brushing your teeth. Or it could be a series of yoga or meditation exercises. Regardless, it should be consistent. As you begin to move into your "nightly routine," your mind will get the signal that it's time to chill out, physiologically preparing you for sleep.

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