7 Things Healthy People Do Before Bed

August 8, 2014 1:48 PM

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7 Things Healthy People Do Before Bed

A stuffy nose keeps sleep at bay, but so does pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient in many OTC decongestants (it's been known to cause insomnia). Do: Breathe easy with a decongestant formulated specifically for nighttime use. These usually contain antihistamines, which have been known to make people drowsy.

Researchers have found that before-bed exposure to the blue light from computers, tablets and smart phones suppresses melatonin levels, which can throw off your body clock as well as increase your risk of obesity. Do: Log off at least one hour before bed, and set your alarm an hour earlier in the mo...

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