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Balanced diet and lifestyle
Always treat underlying
medical and psychiatric disorders.
Keep a regular sleep schedule of going to bed and awakening
around the same time every day, including holidays and weekends.
Avoid lengthy naps during the day.
If unable to fall asleep within 10 minutes of lying
in bed, get up and stay awake.
Avoid coffee, sodas, alcohol, and strenuous exercise
late in the day, as they may be too stimulating and delay sleep.
Avoid bright lights and loud noise in the bedroom,
especially before bedtime.
Maintain a sleep log, noting duration and quality of