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Get Better Sleep By Avoiding These Things Before Bed

03/19/2015 11:31 EDT | Updated 03/23/2015 12:59 EDT

You're tossing and turning, wired, worried or just can't sleep to get yourself tucked into bed at a decent hour.

Sleep is crucial, as we all know, for our day-to-day function in everything we do. But for some of us, getting a good night's sleep can be a burden and can feel even more exhausting the next day. The video above by Buzz60 goes into a few common things we may all be doing that may interfere with our rest.

Eating late-night foods, drinking coffee or heavy sugar consumption before bed might keep you awake, but some of these other reasons in the video are a lot more surprising. For example, if you tend to cuddle with your pet in bed, you may want to reconsider.

But waking up with a well-rested body can also mean preparing for it the night before. Unless you have a sleeping disorder like insomnia or sleepwalking (which you should talk to a health expert about), stretching before bed may help your muscles relax, and help you sleep better.

Watch the video above to find out how to take back your snoozing time.

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