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Sleep Hygiene

 

Sleep... the #1 most important ingredient for mental health. Learn how sleep hygiene can transform the quality of your sleeping & waking life.

Here are some useful strategies on sleep hygiene from the American Sleep Association:

  • Maintain a regular sleep routine
  • Avoid naps if possible
  • Don’t stay in bed awake for more than 5-10 minutes.
  • Don’t watch TV or read in bed.
  • Drink caffeinated drinks with caution
  • Avoid inappropriate substances that interfere with sleep
  • Exercise regularly
  • Have a quiet, comfortable bedroom
  • If you are a ‘clock watcher’ at night, hide the clock.
  • Have a comfortable pre-bedtime routine
 
Yakov Barton, PhD