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10 Bedtime Habits Ruining Your Restful Sleep

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Chronic pain, computer usage, snacking late into the evening…all of these factors are bound to keep you up at night! And what’s worse is if you don’t correct these surprising bad bedtime habits you can end up with chronic insomnia and associated health problems due to sleep deprivation.

Are you guilty of any of these ten bedtime habits that are ruining your chances of a restful night’s sleep?

1. A Too Full Tummy

Despite common sense, many of us cave to a snack attack before bedtime or simply eat dinner way too late in the evening.  A large amount of food consumed shortly before bedtime means that your digestive system is working in overdrive to digest it, which means your sleep patterns will be disrupted.

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