Did you know there’s a term for your bedtime rituals and nightly habits? Collectively, these behaviours are known as sleep hygiene.

Whether you practice good or bad sleep hygiene is up to you. But if you want to get a better night’s sleep, the answer often begins with improving your sleep hygiene.

Good sleep hygiene ensures you consistently enjoy higher-quality, more restful sleep for a sufficient amount of time each night. Bad sleep habits, on the other hand, lead to poor quality and inadequate sleep.

You already know sleep is important. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be reading this article. Good sleep on a regular basis is critical to maintaining balanced mental, emotional, and physical health. It helps you stay focused during the day, regulate your mood, and feel more productive and functional on a daily basis.

Here is how to get started on a healthy sleeping habit:

  • Know how much sleep you need.
  • Go to bed at the same time every night.
  • Find a quiet place to sleep.
  • Keep your bedroom dark and cool.
  • Limit screen time before going to bed.
  • Follow a bedtime routine.
  • Limit your daytime naps.

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