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iVillage.com: 10 Surprising Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Switch to Red Light Bulbs

Computers, TVs, fluorescent lights and even iPads give off a bluish wavelength of light that energizes your brain, squashing its production of sleep-inducing melatonin, according to UCLA researchers. “Turn off these troublemakers 30 minutes before bedtime and you could cut your risk of restless sleep in half within one week,” says Walsleben. And if you often get up at night to adjust the temperature, use the bathroom or check on kids, use a nightlight with a red Christmas tree bulb. According to New York University researchers, red is the color of light least likely to dampen melatonin production and sabotage your nightly slumber.

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