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Avoid alcohol late in the evening (at least four hours before bedtime).

Avoid caffeine (coffee or tea) late in the evening.

Keep a regular sleep schedule.

Maintain a regular physical exercise routine.

Bedtime rituals can help (not for babies only).

Have a glass of milk (hot or cold) at bedtime. Milk contains the amino acid tryptophan, which induces sleep.

If you fly across continents and get jet-lagged, several hours' exposure to sunlight (go out during the day) helps switch the sleep-wake cycle to the new time zone.

Insomnia commonly worsens stress and vice versa. Melatonin (discussed in a later chapter) or other over-the-counter sedatives should be considered only after the above approaches have been tried and have failed. If sleep difficulties persist for more than a few weeks, go see your doctor.

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