Sunday, May 3, 2009

Avoid Alcohol and Nicotine

9 Ways to Get Better Sleep
Avoid Alcohol and Nicotine
Although alcohol can quicken the onset of sleep, it often wakes you up during the latter half of the night. Plus, alcohol-induced sleep is more likely to be light and restless, so you wake up without the energy you should have gained while asleep.

If you smoke, it’s unwise to do it before bedtime. Though smokers often feel like it calms them down, nicotine is actually a stimulant. Worse, withdrawal from nicotine can occur quickly, so a craving for a cigarette may rouse you in the middle of the night.

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