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What is sleep hygiene?


Sleep hygiene refers to the habits and practices that are conducive to getting a good night's sleep. Good sleep hygiene can help you fall asleep faster, sleep more soundly, and wake up feeling rested and refreshed.

Here are some tips for good sleep hygiene:

  1. Stick to a regular sleep schedule: go to bed and wake up at the same time every day

  2. Create a relaxing bedtime routine: this might include taking a warm bath or shower, reading a book, or practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or meditation

  3. Make your bedroom a comfortable place to sleep: keep the room cool and use comfortable bedding

  4. Avoid screens before bedtime: the blue light emitted by video screens can disrupt your natural sleep-wake cycle. Try to avoid screens for at least an hour before bedtime

  5. Avoid caffeine and alcohol for 6 hours before bedtime: these substances can disrupt your sleep patterns

  6. Get regular exercise: regular physical activity can help you fall asleep faster and sleep more soundly. Just be sure to finish your workout a few hours before bedtime, as exercise induced adrenalin can give you an extra boost of energy that may make it harder to fall asleep

By following these good sleep hygiene tips, you can improve the quality of your sleep and wake up feeling rested and refreshed.

 

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