All week, 16 Morning News addressed the top problems people across the nation face when it comes to getting good sleep. To conclude 16 Sleep Week, local experts weigh in on sleep solutions for people who haven't been diagnosed with a disorder.
Here's a list of things you can do to get better rest:
-Establish "sleep hygiene."
-Give yourself a routine before bed with things like a bath, reading a book, enjoying warm milk or herbal tea.
-Avoid caffeine up to 6 hours before bed time and don't eat heavy or fried foods.
-Keep technology out of the bedroom. The electrical activity of TV viewing or texting can keep the brain hyperactive.
-If you can't fall asleep, leave the room. Tossing and turning won't help.
-Don't rely on medicine for long periods of time.
Studies show, insufficient sleep is linked to Alzheimer's. Click here for a link to the study from Jama Neurology.