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31 Days to Better Sleep

SparkPeople's calendar feature will help you focus on one healthy habit each month. For August, that means improving the quality and quantity of your sleep. With a little effort, you can catch those Zzz's.

Here are 31 daily tips that will each help you sleep better each night. Click here to download and print your August calendar. (You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download this PDF.)

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Member Comments

Thank you! Report
it would be a great challenge Report
Good reminders. Report
Please consider adding this "31 Days to Better Sleep" as a challenge! I would definitely participate Report
Great article! Report
13DEBORAH
Good article Report
Is there any chance this can be made into a challenge, just think this could be a really good opportunity to address certain sleep related issues. With links to videos just like all the other challenges. Report
I really needed to read this article today! My sleep habits are very bad. Hopefully these tips will help me. Report
When my mind has trouble letting go I count back slowly from 50. Sometimes I have to count again but now it works the first time. When I have an overwhelming problem I pray and surrender it to God. Then I let go. Report
I worked hard to have good sleep patterns and I work hard to keep it that way. Report
LEWIS314
really informative Report
Good article. But I sleep okay. Report
If I had a problem with sleep this would be very helpful. BUT....I do not have any trouble with sleeping. I DO take melatonin, and valarian root, calcium and mag at bedtime.
Being a DAY sleeper due to my job, when I sleep during the day, I only take the valarian, ca and mag. I would have to say the BIGGEST help is that I program my mind...my subconcious....I NEVER say I HOPE I can sleep....I just accept that I will. MIND over matter....really makes a difference alot of times! Report
Good article, I found since coming back from Iraq, it is very hard to sleep, its' like I am waiting for something to happen. But I am working on it, still hard. Report
With days being longer, its tempting just to never give up. You've read my mind on the area I need to improve...SLEEP!!
! P.S. good night. Report
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About The Author

Nicole Nichols
Nicole Nichols
A certified personal trainer and fitness instructor with a bachelor's degree in health education, Nicole loves living a healthy and fit lifestyle and helping others do the same. Nicole was formerly SparkPeople's fitness expert and editor-in-chief, known on the site as "Coach Nicole." Make sure to explore more of her articles and blog posts.
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