By Sarah Bradley, Nov 1, 2023
Create better sleep habits. It can also be helpful to maintain a consistent sleep schedule and limit your use of digital devices before bed, says Kecia Gaither, MD, OB-GYN, maternal fetal medicine specialist, and director of perinatal services/maternal fetal medicine at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln in the Bronx, New York.
Think about what you consume. Dr. Gaither suggests looking at your food and drink consumption: limiting caffeinated3 and sugary drinks4 during the day can reduce nighttime wakefulness, as can eating smaller, more frequent meals versus big, heavy ones (especially at dinnertime!). Also, limit fluids before bed to cut down on middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks.
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