7 tips to create a healthy sleep routine (1/7)

The first step toward a good night's sleep is establishing a healthy pre-bedtime routine. Here's how to create an environment that will allow your mind and body to relax and ease into a sleepy state

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1. Unwind early

If you know you need to get to bed by 10 p.m. it won’t do your sleep efforts any good to be moving at high speed until 9:55. Shut down the television, computer, video games or other high-stimulus activities at least 30, and ideally 60, minutes before sleep. Allow your mind to shift gears from work mode to sleep mode.

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