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Health Tip: When Lifestyle Disrupts Sleep

Health Tip: When Lifestyle Disrupts Sleep

Stress can keep you awake

(HealthDay News) -- Getting enough sleep is essential for good health, but there are lifestyle choices that can get in the way.

The American Psychological Association mentions these factors that can affect sleep:

  • Stress at work, school, at home or with family.
  • Exercising late in the day or engaging in mentally strenuous activities just before bed.
  • Drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages in the evening or afternoon.
  • Lack of a consistent bedtime and waking schedule.
  • Being a shift worker or traveling.
  • An uncomfortable (too hot or too cold, too bright, too noisy) room.
  • Being woken by children or your partner.