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How can having a sleep routine help me sleep better?

Bedtime rituals can help you sleep better because they prepare you and your body to gently coast into a restful night's sleep. Watch me explain the "20/20/20" rule, and why winding down before bed is so important. 
Carol Ash, DO
Pulmonary Disease

You know that how much you sleep is important -- but so is the timing of your sleep. In this video, internist and sleep medicine expert Carol Ash, DO, discusses how sleep timing can affect your health.

John Preston, PsyD
Psychology
Establish a regular, relaxing nighttime ritual. By doing the same calming ritual before going to bed every night, you signal to your body that you’re about to sleep. Meditate for ten minutes, read a relaxing book, do breathing or relaxation exercises, write in a gratitude journal or spend some relaxing time with a pet or partner. Do anything that calms you in preparation for a good night’s sleep.
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