8. Don’t smoke right before bed
“If you’re a smoker, you should quit but if you’re not going to quit, you shouldn’t smoke for probably an hour and a half before bed,” Breus says. “Smoking before bed can affect your ability to reach deeper stages of sleep.”
Nicotine can prolong the amount of time it takes you to fall sleep (called a longer sleep onset latency) and result in lighter stages of sleep, reveals the 2006 study “Cigarette Smoking and Nocturnal Sleep Architecture” from the American Journal of Epidemiology.
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