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Secrets to a Better Sleep!

Did you know:

  • Spending more time in bed is NOT the answer. In fact, too much time awake in bed can worsen insomnia! Only go to bed when you feel ready to fall asleep, and get out of bed as soon as you wake in the morning.

  • If you are having trouble falling asleep, or getting back to sleep in the middle of the night, remove yourself from your sleep environment and only return when you feel sleepy enough to try again.

  • Daytime napping - no matter how short - can have a negative impact on the quality of your nighttime sleep. Instead of napping, consider restful and restorative activities such as reading, meditation or yoga.

  • Your bed should be reserved for sleep. Wakeful activities such as using technology in bed, reading in bed, or watching television in bed, prevent your brain from associating your bed with sleepiness. Set up another cozy environment in your home where these activities can be enjoyed.

  • Many over-the-counter medications advertised as “sleep aids” can have a negative impact on your brain health. Avoid routine use of over-the-counter “sleep aids” and speak to a health care professional if you are concerned about the quality of your sleep.


Interested in learning more? Join Monique, BFHT Pharmacist, for a talk in collaboration with the Burlington Public Library on "Secrets to a Better Sleep."

This talk will be held on Zoom on March 21st at 7pm.

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