Health & wellness

How to get the best night’s rest

- Bedrooms should be cool, dark, quiet, and electronics-free.

- Turn off computers, cellphones, televisions, and other electronic devices at least a half-hour before bedtime. The blue light in these devices counteracts natural sleepiness.

- Regularity is best. Go to sleep at about the same time every night.

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- Don’t try to make up for lack of sleep by sleeping longer on the weekends.

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- Avoid caffeine in the afternoon.

- Napping can be a good way to catch up on lost sleep, but it’s most useful when done consistently.