This is a term used to describe healthy sleep habits that you practice to stay asleep during the night.
In order to practice good sleep hygiene, you have to start by adding routines to your schedule. These routines may include, exercising during the day, changing your dietary habits, create a night routine and most importantly creating a healthy sleep environment. On average, an adult need at least 7-8 hours of sleep each night.
As mentioned earlier, a night routine is prevalent in aiding healthy sleep. Here are some things you can do to help wind down before bed: yoga, stretching, hot shower/bubble bath, meditation or listening to soothing music. In addition to the night routine, you want to make sure you have a peaceful resting space. Your room should be your sanctuary. You can invest in your space by:
A good sleep hygiene routine promotes good physical and mental health. It also helps to increase alertness during the day. The most important aspect of sleep hygiene is to get enough quality sleep.
If you have further questions about your sleep hygiene, contact your PCP.