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25th September

Better Yourself by Improving Your Sleep Hygiene

The phrase “sleep hygiene” has been thrown around a lot in the last few years. That is because it is something that encompasses a lot of different practices that all tie into the habits that are built around sleep. Those habits will make a huge difference in the way that every single person sleeps, both for the good and the bad. 


What is Included in Sleep Hygiene?

  • Eating Habits
  • How Much Time You Spend in Bed?
  • What Time You Go to Sleep
  • Using Comfortable Sheets
  • Workout Times
  • Alcohol Consumption
  • Bedroom Temperature
  • And Many More


How Can Good Sleep Hygiene Improve Your Life?

The better your sleep hygiene is, the happier and healthier you will be in the long run. Here are a few ways that improving your sleep hygiene can help you live a better life.
 
When you are well-rested, you are much less likely to get sick or injured. You are less likely to get sick because your body has time to build up immunities to and fight against the bacteria and viruses you come across during the day. You are less likely to get injured because your muscles will have more time to heal from any strenuous activity you do and stay in good shape. This will help you to be more coordinated and less accident-prone.
 
You will also be able to use your brain to think through all of the possible positive and negative outcomes of a decision, which will help you to make better decisions than you would be able to without getting a full night’s sleep. 
 
Sleeping well means that your brain will be working at its full capacity, and you’ll which means that you’ll be able to do more without wearing yourself out more than you should. This will help you to get through the day without taking a nap.


How Can You Improve Your Sleep Hygiene?

If you read this and thought you could use a little help, there’s good news. Improving your sleep hygiene is simple. There are a lot of ways for you to do this. Look at the list of habits included in sleep hygiene and see what you think could be improved and do some research on what would allow you to have a better night’s sleep. Make changes one at a time until you’ve found what works best for you.
 
This article was kindly written by Ellie Porter from SleepHelp.

You can find out more information by visiting sleephelp.org