8 Smart Ways to Get More Sleep
Editor's Note: Andrew Ordon, M.D., F.A.C.S., the co-host of the Emmy-Award-winning syndicated talk show The Doctors, is an acclaimed aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgeon with private practices in New York and California. But he knows that to look your best, you need to feel your best. And getting a good night’s sleep is one of the easiest and healthiest ways to feel great. Here, excerpted from his new book, Better in 7: The Ultimate 7-Day Guide to a Better YOU!, are some of Dr. Ordon’s unique tips for successful sleeping:
Get in bed with a boring book. Reading a dull book makes you lose concentration and increases your chances of drifting off.
Shop for a new pillow. There are pillows made to fit side sleepers, back sleepers or stomach sleepers. If you snore like a freight train, or if your partner does, try a Snore-No-More pillow that helps position the head and chin for easier, snore-free snoozing.
Don’t rely on allergy medicine alone. Allergies can keep you up at night, so be sure to buy good hypoallergenic bedding. That reduces the possibility of an allergic reaction or response.
Put your alarm clock where you can’t see it. Most people who see every hour on the clock only do so because they look at the clock. So don’t look!