How can I sleep better at college?

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Daphne Oz
Health Education
Drinking caffeinated beverages, watching scary or thrilling movies, or listening to upbeat music right before going to bed are surefire ways to guarantee you'll be lying awake an hour later. Right before bed, try some relaxation time, during which you concentrate on breathing regularly and deeply, listen to calming music, pray, meditate, and take time to clear your mind of worries that will distract you as you try to get to sleep.

You can also sip some Celestial Seasonings Sleepytime, or Sleepytime Extra (with valerian), while reading in bed to put you in the mood for sleep. Also, take four capsules of Twinlab's Calcium Citrate plus magnesium before bedtime; if you are taking the Multi Minerals, reduce these to two a day while you are taking the Calcium Citrate. As long as you're not going above the Recommended Daily Allowance of calcium (unless specified to do so by your physician), extra calcium and magnesium should help your muscles relax, which will help you fall asleep, without any side effects.
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