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Sleep Hygiene: Food and Drink

Following these tips can help most people who are having trouble falling asleep or staying asleep.

Food and Drink

  • Although small snacks can help you get to sleep, don’t eat a large meal about 2 hours prior to sleeping.
  • Limit how much you drink at night to reduce your need to get up to urinate. But do not go to bed thirsty.
  • Stop all caffeine consumption no later than 6 hours before you are planning on going to bed.
  • Avoid all forms of nicotine prior to sleeping including cigarettes, chewing tobacco, and vaping.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol before bed.