Sleep Tips

TIPS FOR A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP

Nothing affects your quality of life more than the way you sleep. It’s a simple truth: better nights means better days.  Get the facts to help ensure you wake up refreshed, rejuvenated and ready for the day.

Some of the Sleep Tips below are from Dr. James B. Maas, Professor of Psychology at Cornell University.  Dr. Maas teaches and conducts research on the relationship between sleep and performance.  He is the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Power Sleep: The Revolutionary Program That Prepares Your Mind for Peak Performance.  His mist recent book, Remmy and the Brain Train, is an award-winning children’s bedtime story about the need for sleep.  Dr. Maas makes frequent television appearances on such programs as NBC’s TODAY Show, Good Morning America, The View, ABC’s 20/20, and Oprah.

Creating the ideal bedroom environment

There are three thing a bedroom should be in order to promote good sleep-quiet, dark and cool.

Quiet

Fans or other white noise generators near the bed can help mute sleep distractions.  A cheaper alternative is to set the tuner of your FM radio between any two stations.  The pseudo white noise you’ll hear will do wonders to mask unwanted sounds.

Light Level

Use room darkening shades or dark fabrics to reduce the amount of light leaking into the room.  Eye shades may also do the trick.

Temperature

65F is the ideal temperature for sleeping.  A room that is too warm or cold can upset normal sleep patterns