Working on your laptop in bed is a recipe for a bad night's sleep.One bad night's sleep is nothing to worry about -- half of all adults suffer occasional bouts of sleeplessness. But chronic insomnia can do more than more than just make you tired during the day. Several recent studies have linked poor slumber with weight gain, high blood pressure, and a higher risk of a heart attack.
Stress, illness, menopause, and even some medications can trigger insomnia. These 7 everyday habits can steal your slumber, too. The good news: A small change in routine may be all you need to sleep better.Take this test to find out what's getting in the way of your sleep.
You have caffeine after lunch. Caffeine lingers in your system for up to 12 hours, so that after-lunch coffee can leave you wide-eyed at bedtime.
Try this: Switch to decaf after midmorning. If you like a hot sipper in the evening, try chamomile tea or warm milk. Both will help you get your ZZZs.
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