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Today’s consumer tip: Three things to avoid to get a good night’s sleep

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If you want to sleep well, don’t eat sugary food, drink caffeinated beverages, or exercise too close to bedtime.

Try to get your exercise about 5 to 6 hours before going to bed, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recommends.

Caffeine is a stimulant and should be stopped four to six hours before bedtime, according to WebMD.

Because sugar gives you a temporary energy boost, it’s best to avoid sugar and other processed foods shortly before bed, said EverydayHealth.

These tips work for me. I hope they help you, too.

Copyright 2014, Rita R. Robison, Consumer Specialist

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