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Real-life tips for better sleep

Most of us are exhausted and don't even realize it. Here, seven ways you can sleep better tonight.1. Your first step: acceptance The three habits that experts consider cold, hard proof of sleep deprivation: You rely on caffeine to make it through the day, every day (even with a good night's sleep); you can't wake up on time without an alarm; and on weekends you have to sleep in for hours.Related: 20 Superfoods For Weight Loss2. Quit considering sleep a luxury Experts say too many young women view sleep as a treat, like a facial or new shoes. "Consider sleep as crucial to well-being as proper diet and exercise," said Kristen Knutson, Ph.D.3. Increase hours painlessly Go to bed 15 minutes earlier every night for a week, then add another 15 the next week and so on, Dr. Joseph Ojile said: "Tiny increments are less daunting but can make a major difference. In a month, you'll be sleeping an hour more every night."Related: 5 Simple Steps to Cellulite-Free Skin4. Trick out your bedroom Set the...

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