Rested and ready: Getting better sleep

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MINNEAPOLIS - According to the National Sleep Foundation, roughly 20 percent of us can be considered excessively sleepy.

This week on KARE 11 Sunrise Bryan Piatt is broadcasting live in his own bed with tips for getting better sleep.

According to Dr. Michel Cramer Bornemann, Director of the HCMC Sleep Center, we aren't giving sleep the respect it deserves. "There's a premium on getting work done and often sleep is disrespected and often neglected," he says.

Bornemann recommends maintaining a set routine by falling asleep and waking up at the same time every day. He also says to avoid looking at a bright screen within 30 minutes of going to sleep. He says it's been proven that the bright light from your phone or smart tablet can actually decrease the melatonin levels in your brain.

Bryan also spends the night at the HCMC Sleep Center to see what they can uncover about his sleeping patterns.

Be sure to tune in Friday morning when Bryan shows you what technology can actually help you sleep, when sleeping pills should be considered and what natural options there are to help you sleep.

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