For a good nightís rest, keep your cool.

Insomniacs who wear a cap that keeps their brain cool not only sleep better but also sleep as well as people without any sleep problems, a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study found recently.

While cooling caps arenít yet available at your local drugstore, you could try this alternative strategy from insomnia specialist Lawrence Epstein, MD: Promote a drop in your body (and brain!) temperature by taking a warm bath 30 minutes to an hour before you hit the sack.

Your bodyís own natural cooling system will take over in response. Simpler yet, keep your bedroom temp low (no warmer than 65 degrees) and bury all but your head under the covers.

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