‘Sleep hygiene’ is the term used to describe good sleep habits. 1 Good sleep hygiene habits can help improve sleep difficulties. 1
Set Your Rhythm
Our sleep/wake cycle is regulated by various elements including: an internal clock, our body temperature, hormones and daily exposure to light and darkness. 2 Find out how to get your sleep rhythm on the right track.
Eat Right To Sleep Tight
WHAT you eat and drink, HOW MUCH you eat and drink and WHEN you consume your food and beverages can affect your sleep. 1 Learn more about eating right to sleep tight.
Do More Lifestyle
Did you know that doing pleasant things such as having sex, exercising, practicing meditation, or getting a massage may help you sleep better? 3,4 Find out more by clicking on the button below.
Create A Sleep Sanctuary
Your bedroom should be your sleep sanctuary but sometimes what you do in your bedroom may actually prevent you from getting a good night sleep. 1, 3,5 Learn how to keep your sleeping environment ideal for a good night’s sleep.
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