Health Tip: When Lifestyle Disrupts Sleep

(HealthDay News) -- Getting enough sleep is essential for good health, but there are lifestyle choices that can get in the way.

The American Psychological Association mentions these factors that can affect sleep:

  • Stress at work, school, at home or with family.

  • Exercising late in the day or engaging in mentally strenuous activities just before bed.

  • Drinking caffeinated or alcoholic beverages in the evening or afternoon.

  • Lack of a consistent bedtime and waking schedule.

  • Being a shift worker or traveling.

  • An uncomfortable (too hot or too cold, too bright, too noisy) room.

  • Being woken by children or your partner.