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Chronic Fatigue Relief: Tips for Better Sleep

Helpful tips for better sleep that may provide some chronic fatigue relief include the following:
  • Follow a regular sleep schedule. It is helpful to go to sleep and wake up at the same times as much as possible, even on weekends.
  • Start an exercise program. Exercise at a regular time each day, at least three hours before bedtime.
  • Get some natural, outdoor light each day.
  • Avoid caffeine late in the day.
  • Don't drink alcohol to help you sleep.
  • Don't skip meals.
  • Drink at least eight glasses of water a day.
  • Avoid smoking.
  • Create a safe and comfortable place to sleep (quiet, dark, and well ventilated).
  • Develop a nighttime routine that helps you slow down and relax.
  • If you're having trouble falling asleep after about 15 minutes, get up, do a quiet activity, and return to bed when you are sleepy.
Try these tips, and record your sleep and sleep-related activities in a sleep diary. If problems continue, discuss your sleep diary with your doctor.
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