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SLEEP HYGIENE



Sleep hygiene involves a variety of practices and habits that are important for having a good nighttime sleep quality and full daytime alertness. These include:

  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule (even on the weekends)
  • Avoid naps, especially in the afternoon if you’re having trouble sleeping
  • Develop a bedtime routine or ritual
  • Avoid bright light in the evening and expose yourself to bright sunlight in the morning
  • Exercise daily (but not too close to bedtime); most people want to work out at least a few hours before bed
  • Stay away from stimulants (tea, coffee, chocolate, nicotine) for four to six hours before you go to bed

To learn more about tips on insomnia prevention, click here.



References:

- Insomnia. National Sleep Foundation
- Insomnia. MayoClinic. Published Oct 15, 2016.

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