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Sleeping Less: What to Do about It




Title: Sleeping Less: What to Do about It

Source: Yahoo! Health

Author: David Neubauer, M.D.

Date: October 17, 2008

 

Sleeping Less: What to Do about It

Excerpt:

 

    Generally, it has been assumed that the need for sleep does not decrease with age, but rather
    that other factors gradually come to interfere with our ability to sleep through the night.


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Talking points


What are some tips the author offers for getting bette sleep at night?

Do you agree with his suggestions? Have you tried them?

Have you ever had trouble falling asleep at night?

If a friend has insomnia, or can't fall asleep, what would you advise him/her?

Do you agree that certain behaviors or foods may prevent you from sleeping well?

What types of things might help you sleep better?

What are some good ways to relax at the end of the day?

How many hours of sleep do you recommend? Are they different for adults, children, the elderly?


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