In today’s intense 24-hour
world, sleep deprivation has reached epidemic levels. Whether
psychological, drug or alcohol-related, or the result of a strenuous work
schedule, lack of good, restful sleep causes chronic fatigue, irritability,
depression, low libido, and decreased productivity at work or school.
While your personal sleep issues should be evaluated and treated professionally
and individually, Northeast Insomnia & Sleep Medicine offers these tips for
sleeping well: First, try to maintain a regular schedule for bedtime and
wake time, even on days off. Use your bedroom only for sleep, recovery
from an illness, and marital relations, and avoid TV or unpleasant discussion
when in the bedroom. Last but not least, avoid consuming alcohol or
stimulants such as caffeine or nicotine before bed.