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  • Maintain a regular sleep routine
  • Go to bed at the same time. Wake up at the same time. Ideally, your schedule will remain the same (+/- 20 minutes) every night of the week.
  • Avoid naps if possible
  • Naps decrease the ‘Sleep Debt’ that is so necessary for easy sleep onset.
  • Do not drink caffeine inappropriately
  • The effects of caffeine may last for several hours after ingestion. Caffeine can fragment sleep, and cause difficulty initiating sleep. If you drink caffeine, use it only before noon.
  • Remember that soda and tea contain caffeine as well.
  • Avoid inappropriate substances that interfere with sleep
  • Cigarettes, alcohol, and over-the-counter medications may cause fragmented sleep.