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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,
Catherine A. Roberts
Robin Scales-Wooten
Nancy M. Schlichting
Rebecca R. Smith
Susie M. Wells
We love hearing from you.
You may contact us:
By mail:
HAP Wise Woman
2850 W. Grand Boulevard
Detroit, MI 48202
By email:
2850 W. Grand Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48202
*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:
Don’t nap during the day.
Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day.
Exercise is a good thing, but not before bedtime. Finish your workout
more than two hours before you turn in.
Don’t take worries and responsibilities to bed. Make to-do lists well
before bedtime and put them out of your mind.
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.
Avoid nicotine, caffeine and alcohol within four hours of bedtime.
Keep your bedroom dark and quiet – no TV or computer – and use
earplugs or a white-noise machine if you need to.
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