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The Do’s of Good Sleep Hygiene

Published on Mar 14, 2018
Medically reviewed by Elizabeth Pappadopulos, PhD

Did you know that getting a good night’s sleep is linked to achieving better overall health?

Maybe you’ve only experienced the occasional restless night of endless tossing and turning, but some people sleep poorly on a regular basis and it may be due to insomnia. Unfortunately, insomnia can get in the way of a healthy amount of sleep and can affect you mentally and physically.

Keep in mind that insomnia may be a symptom of another health problem. Some health conditions that can cause insomnia include:

  • Depression.
  • Anxiety.
  • Asthma.
  • Heart failure.
  • Heartburn.
  • Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Parkinson’s disease.

If you struggle with sleep problems, talk to your healthcare provider and make sure you don’t overlook other potential health issues.

Good sleep hygiene

Most of us are taught about practicing good personal hygiene early on in life, but what about good sleep hygiene? Good sleep hygiene is a collection of habits that can help you fall asleep with less difficulty and stay asleep more soundly.

Want to get a good night’s sleep? Download these tips on good sleep hygiene.

Wellness sleep chart


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  • 1. National Institutes of Health (NIH). Why is Sleep Important? Accessed November 22, 2017.
  • 2. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Insomnia. Accessed February 23, 2018.
  • 3. Center for Disease Control. Tips for Better Sleep. Accessed February 23, 2018
  • 4. American Association of Family Physicians (Familydoctor.org). Insomnia. Accessed February 23, 2018

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