How can I get a good night's sleep without medication?

To get a good night's sleep without the help of medication, work on developing good sleep habits. Try to keep a regular sleep schedule by going to bed and waking at the same time each night and morning. Exercise every day (but not too close to bedtime) and avoid napping. Avoid stimulants like nicotine or caffeine, as well as alcohol. You should also avoid large meals close to bedtime. Do not watch TV, use your computer or phone, read or do work in the bedroom. You can also try meditating before bed as well.

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