8 Tips For The Ultimate Holiday Sleep
1 Ensure that you have your daily fix of coffee before noon. Caffeinated drinks should be replaced with water in the afternoon and evening.
2Try to take quick 20-30 minute naps during the day if you feel the need. Short naps restore energy without depriving you of sleep later on at night.
3Stress can keep us up at night. Make time during this hectic time of year to de-stress with family and friends doing something you enjoy.
4Is your bedding comfortable enough? If not, get yourself an early holiday gift with a new mattress, or new pillows. They can make a huge difference in the amount of quality sleep you are getting each night.
5Stop eating two to three hours before bedtime. Eating right before bed can cause heartburn and impact your ability to sleep.
6Although this a time of much needed preparation and planning, try to relax and decompress a couple hours before bedtime.
7Keep electronics such as phones, laptops and tablets out of the bedroom as they may disrupt sleep and cause distractions.
8Consider playing soft holiday music to encourage relaxation before bedtime, making it easier to fall asleep.
Imtiaz Ahmad, MD, MPH, FCCP
Dr. Imtiaz Ahmad is a highly qualified physician, Board Certified in Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. He has been actively serving the community of Lee County, Florida since 2004, with a strong focus on a proactive healthcare approach. Dr. Ahmad has received advanced training from some of the most prestigious institutions, including Harvard University, Cornell University, State University of New York at Brooklyn, and the University of Mississippi. SOMNAS is a medical facility that is committed to improving and maintaining the health of patients with sleep disorders. The expert team at SOMNAS is known for their compassionate and high-quality care. They offer unparalleled treatment and care to patients on the Gulf Coast of Florida, ensuring a better and healthier life for them.
Job Title: Board Certified in Pulmonary Medicine