The Ultimate Guide to Getting More Sleep

Having trouble falling and staying asleep? Get help with this handy guide.

The Ultimate Guide to Getting More Sleep

By Toni Gasparis

When you’re busy, sleep is usually the first thing in your life that gets set aside to make time for other things, leaving you sleep deprived and sluggish. Learn how to make time for sleep again and get a good night’s sleep no matter what’s on your to-do list. Get guides to more healthy habits and improve your well-being by downloading the Dr. Oz app.


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Lay Off the Coffee

While coffee and caffeine is a busy woman’s fuel throughout the day, consuming too much can leave your system wired – making it harder for you to fall asleep. Do your body a favor and stop drinking caffeine mid-way through the day. That way, by the time you settle down for sleep it will have passed through your system.

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Drowning: How to Respond

It's critical to get the person breathing again as soon as possible.

Drowning can happen quickly. Three children die every day from drowning, and most fatal incidents happen from lack of appropriate supervision. Every minute that passes is critical in saving them or preventing serious injury. Here's what to do if you see someone drowning and you need to help rescue them.

Call 911

You should alert emergency responders as soon as possible. If there are other people around, instruct someone to make the call. If you are alone, help the drowning person until you can give CPR for one minute and then call 911 yourself (then continue life-saving measures).

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