Sleep Hygiene

August 20, 2018

Ever since we were children, we were taught to have good hygiene habits, like bathing or showering every day, brushing and flossing our teeth, and washing our hands.

But as adults, many of us do not know how to practice good sleep hygiene.

What is sleep hygiene? Good habits that lead to a good night’s sleep. Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being. Getting enough quality sleep can help protect your mental health, physical health, quality of life, and safety.

The way you feel while you’re awake depends in part on what happens while you’re sleeping. During sleep, your body is working to support healthy brain function and maintain your physical health. In children and teens, sleep also helps support growth and development.

Ongoing sleep deficiency can raise your risk for some chronic health problems. It also can affect how well you think, react, work, learn, and get along with others.

Here are some tips* to help you get a good night’s sleep:

*You can download the flyer here.

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