Sleep Better, Feel Better
Your Sleep Hygiene aka Good Sleep Habits can help you get a good night's sleep and improve your overall sleep health.
Follow these steps to improve your sleep hygiene.
Setting a consistent bed time
Set a bedtime that will enable you to get at least 7 hours of sleep. The bed time should be consistent on weekends and during vacations.
Creating a relaxing atmosphere
Make your bedroom quiet and relaxing. Keep the room at a comfortable, cool temperature.
Giving your electronics a rest
Your devices like your computer, tablet and smartphone, need recharging just like you do, give them a rest, preferably in outside of your bedroom. Turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime.
Avoiding caffeine, alcohol, and large meals close to bedtime
A cup of herbal, caffeine-free tea is a good choice as part of your wind-down routine. Avoid consuming caffeine in the late afternoon or evening. Avoid consuming alcohol before bedtime. Don’t eat a large meal before bedtime. If you are hungry at night, eat a light, healthy snack.
Being physical during the day
Getting exercise during the day will help you more easily to fall asleep.