Power Down, Sleep Soundly

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There's another reason to tackle that giant stack of good books on your nightstand: Texting or watching TV before bed may make it difficult to fall, and stay asleep during the night.

"The glow from electronics suppresses sleep-promoting melatonin production," says Lauren Hale, an associate professor at Stony Brook University Medical Center.

Powering down that computer, television, and yes, even your eReader could help you get a better night's sleep. For a more restful night opt for a good old-fashioned book instead.

And did you know based on the average sized novel, reading just one chapter per night before drifting off to sleep would allow you to read an additional twenty books each year?

Sweet dreams!