Tossing and Turning? How to Get a Good Night's Sleep When You're Pregnant

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Camille Noe Pagn on Jul 16, 2010 at 1:59PM

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a Camille Noe Pagn on Jul 16, 2010 at 2:07PM

Log off your computer and steer clear of your TV and cell phone within an hour before bedtime. Research shows that the brain can misread their artificial light as “daylight” -- and as a result, may not release the sleep-inducing chemical melatonin that’s normally triggered by darkness at nightfall. Plus, “The computer and television are mentally stimulating, which can trigger stress about work or about all the things you have to do before the baby comes,” says Rachel Bregman, M.D., clinical faculty at NY Presbyterian Medical Center at Columbia University.

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