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Sleeping Less: What to Do about It

Title : Sleeping Less: What to Do about It

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.

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?

Vocabulary from this article :

interfere

capacity

assume

presume(ably)

disorder

psychiatric

deterioration

disrupt

elderly

adequate

routine

stabilze

maximal

generate

bedtime

adrenaline

caffeine(ated)

alcoholic

beverage(s)

biological

refresh(ing)

puzzle

accrue(d)

influence(s)

impressive

factor(s)

Expressions

beat the blues

shed (some) light on

white noise

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