For most people, falling asleep and staying asleep are parts of a natural process. Most adults require seven to nine hours of sleep a night, but distractions and bad habits keep us awake. Good sleepers are likely to have developed certain lifestyle and dietary habits that promote sound sleep. These habits or behaviors – known as sleep hygiene – can have positive effects on sleep before, during, and after time spent in bed.
Sleep hygiene is mostly a matter of common sense, but the techniques suggested below may help you sleep better on a regular basis.
For more information or if you’d like to discuss treatment options, call the Northside Hospital Sleep Disorders Center near you.
Take the STOP-BANG Questionnaire or the Epworth Test to determine if you are at risk for a Sleep Disorder.