Hack your sleep health
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1. Find time for self-care before lights-out

Dedicate 30-mins to "you" time during the day or before bed. This will help curb the urge for revenge bedtime procrastination.

2. Power down tech an hour before bed

Blue light can cause your brain to keep you up longer than you might want. Tuck your tech away for a smoother wind down.

3. Cool yourself down on hot nights

A drop in body temperature can signal to your brain that it's time for shut-eye. Cool your room or try a hot bath.

4. Try to wake up at the same time every morning

A consistent wake time sets the stage for good sleep habits. Plus, who doesn't love waking up naturally?
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