Daily routines may influence sleep quality, quantity
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Maintaining a consistent daily routine may be linked to better sleep, according to a small new study. Young adults who went to work and ate dinner around the same time every day typically slept better and woke up fewer times during the night. They also fell asleep more quickly at bedtime. Yet the exact time people performed daily activities — say, eating dinner at 6 pm versus 8 pm — had little bearing on how well they slept.
"For the majority of sleep outcomes, we found that completing activities at a regular time better predicted sleep outcomes than the actual time of day that activities were completed," Natalie Dautovich, a psychologist at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, said. She led the study, which was published in the Journals of Gerontology: Series B. "For example, people reported better sleep quality and fewer awakenings at night when they were consistent in the time they first went outside," Dautovich said.
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