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Can't Sleep at Night? 5 Sleep Tips for Sleep Awareness Week

Poor sleep can increase the risk of heart disease, diabetes and stroke. So if you haven't been getting the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep lately,  Sleep Awareness Week  (March 6 - March 13)  is the time to correct that.  There could be several reasons why you're not sleeping soundly at night: Hormonal imbalance, drinking alcohol or eating a big meal before you go to bed, and the blue light from your smartphone, TV and computer screen are all factors that can disrupt your sleep.  And sleeplessness can certainly become more problematic when Daylight Saving Time kicks in on March 13.  As we spring forward, here are five natural tips that will help to restore your healthy sleep routine: 1. Take a hot bath or shower.  " A great way to help your body start its melatonin production is to take a bath or shower," says sleep expert James Wilson. "Melatonin is a hormone made naturally by our bodies which helps create the urge to fall asleep and is