What is a good sleeping environment?
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Jacob Teitelbaum
Integrative Medicine
Some simple changes to your sleeping environment can help improve your sleep.
  • Keep the bedroom cool, around 65°F (18.3°C).
  • Put the bedroom clock out of arm’s reach and facing away from you. Looking at the clock frequently aggravates sleep problems.
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A good sleeping environment is somewhere free of distraction. You would ideally like to sleep somewhere dark and quiet. This means avoidance of lights and sounds from TVs and other electronics. Temperature is also important; keeping the room a cool temperature can help you to sleep, but this varies from person to person. It is also important to be aware of who you are sleeping with. Whether it is a spouse or child, make sure you have enough room so that you are not constantly waking each other up.
Carol Ash, DO
Pulmonary Disease

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Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)

To make a good sleeping environment, think like a bat. You want your bedroom to be cool, dark and quiet. Uncomfortable bedding, light, noise and stuffy heat can wreck a good night's sleep. So can pouncing pets and snoring spouses. Take a close inventory of the room. As soon as your eyes adjust to darkness, be on the lookout for light emanating from phones, radios, cable boxes, clocks and street lamps. Use blackout shades if necessary and cover light sources. Keep the room as cold as you can comfortably stand, typically around 65 degrees Fahrenheit.


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