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Health Tip: Creating the Right Bedroom

(HealthDay News) -- To help ensure a good night's sleep, make sure your bedroom is built to bring on the zzzzz's.

The National Sleep Foundation suggests these steps to help foster better sleep:

  • Make sure your room is dark at bedtime. Dim the lights an hour before bed to help your body prepare for sleep.

  • Choose colors that are soothing, and make sure your bedroom is clean and uncluttered.

  • Maintain an ideal temperature of between 60 degrees and 67 degrees.

  • Select a mattress, pillows and sheets that are comfortable.

Online Medical Reviewer: Louise Akin, RN, BSN
Online Medical Reviewer: Daphne Pierce-Smith, RN, MSN, FNP, CCRC
Date Last Reviewed: 7/9/2014
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