VIDEO: 6 tips to help you sleep better

A good night’s sleep is essential for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But sometimes falling into a deep slumber can be a challenge. Luckily, there are a few things you can do to make bedtime a little more restful.

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First, try avoiding caffeine. A cup of joe after noon can cause you to toss and turn through the night.

It may also be helpful to keep your pets out of the bed. Their sleeping patterns can disturb you or even trigger allergies.

Want to learn about a few more tips? Take a look at the video below for some additional advice.

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