Most adults need between 7–9 hours each night. If you are not getting that, it is important to take steps toward getting a good night’s sleep. Some steps you can take to help sleep better include:
• Cutting out caffeine and alcohol, especially before bedtime
• Turning off the television and other electronics in the bedroom
• Avoiding exercise too close to bedtime
• Establishing a calming bedtime routine
For questions regarding sleep disorders please contact East Jefferson General Hospital’s Sleep Center, 504.849.8700 or visit www.ejgh.org.