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Tips for getting more high-quality sleep at night

Experts recommend people get between seven and eight hours of sleep each night.

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says one in three adults in America aren't getting enough quality sleep, and some of it stems from pandemic-related anxiety.

The Sleep Foundation and the CDC recommend people get between seven and eight hours of sleep a night, but if you're struggling to get that much sleep or the quality of sleep is poor, the Minnesota Sleep Society has some tips, including:

  • Make sleep a priority
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day
  • Try different relaxing bedtime rituals such as meditating, taking a bath, listening to soothing music or reading a book; and avoid looking at screens late at night
  • Stay away from caffeine, nicotine or alcohol late in the day
  • Spend time outside and be active during the day
  • Avoid long daytime naps

The Minnesota Sleep Society also recommends that if you feel sleepy during the day, but struggle to sleep at night, that you see a doctor. For more information, visit UCare's website.

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