An Hour-by-Hour Guide to a Good Night's Sleep

Two out of three women have trouble sleeping at least a few nights a week. Here's how to use your waking hours - from 7 a.m. till to 11 p.m. -- to make sure you get a good night's slumber (12 Photos)

Sheryl Kraft on Sep 26, 2012 at 3:33PM

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An Hour-by-Hour Guide to a Good Night's Sleep

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7-8 a.m. Eat the Right Breakfast

A hearty breakfast will give you the energy to get through your day without feeling excessively hungry or sleepy. Opt for an energy-rich combo of healthy fats, fiber, whole grains and protein. Bonnie Taub-Dix, a registered dietitian in New York and author of Read It Before You Eat It, likes frozen whole grain waffles spread with almond butter.

Go ahead and pour yourself a cup (or two) of Joe. Aside from waking your brain, coffee can help you make better decisions and improve your short-term memory.

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