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Your HAP Board of Directors
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William R. Alvin
Cindy Bala-Brusilow, Ph.D.
Marvin B. Beatty
William A. Conway, M.D.
Linda Ewing
J. Timothy Gargaro
Joyce V. Hayes Giles
Harvey Hollins, III*
Jamie C. Hsu, Ph.D.
Kirk J. Lewis
Jack Martin,
Chairperson
Catherine A. Roberts
Robin Scales-Wooten
Nancy M. Schlichting
Rebecca R. Smith
Susie M. Wells
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*Subscriber-Elected Directors
Sleep Is Not an Option –
It’s a Necessity
Feeling sleepy during the day? Well, so are more than 40 percent of American
adults. Wise Women need seven to nine hours of sleep a night, and most of us
don’t get it. If you have trouble falling asleep, try these tips to help increase
your shut-eye:
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Don’t nap during the day.
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Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day.
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Exercise is a good thing, but not before bedtime. Finish your workout
more than two hours before you turn in.
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Don’t take worries and responsibilities to bed. Make to-do lists well
before bedtime and put them out of your mind.
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Establish a regular, relaxing sleep ritual to signal your body to start
unwinding. Try soft music, a small cup of caffeine-free tea or deep-
breathing exercises.
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Avoid nicotine, caffeine and alcohol within four hours of bedtime.
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Keep your bedroom dark and quiet – no TV or computer – and use
earplugs or a white-noise machine if you need to.
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Try to get 15 minutes of bright light, preferably sunlight, in the morning.
Try these tips, and let us know if they worked for you. Email us at
hapwisewoman@hap.org
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