Popping a pill for sleep troubles can cause side effects like short-term memory loss and driving, eating and walking during sleep. The good news? There are natural alternatives.

Keep your electronic devices out of the bedroom and don’t use them right before you head to sleep. Try a supplement of the amino acid L-theanine at bedtime. Have tea with a tagline like “Sleepy Time” or “Nighty Night” on the package (they mean it!). Or try a warm shower or bath: The drop in body temperature when you get out is a cue to your body that it’s time for bed.

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