poor sleep hygiene

poor sleep hygiene

A general term for pre-sleep habits that are suboptimal and not conducive to proper rest, which can affect a person’s functioning during the day.

Aetiology
Excess alcohol, tobacco, meals or snacks immediately before sleep; sedentary lifestyle; daytime napping; bereavement; traumatic events and personal tragedies.

Management
Regular exercise, abstinence from abuse substances, stress reduction, meditation, autohypnosis.
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The study found that poor sleep hygiene was associated with increased psychological strain, less engagement at work, and lower levels of self-control.
A 2010 National Sleep Foundation (NSF) study found that a majority of Americans have poor sleep hygiene.
Movements during sleep through restless legs syndrome, poorer oxygen saturation, and poor sleep hygiene in general (e.
It is also important to query older adults about their cognitive functioning, especially because mental processing may be compromised because of poor sleep hygiene, as well as hypnotics and other substances used to treat such sleep difficulties (Roehrs, Hollebeek, Drake, & Roth, 2002).
1), (3-3) Sleep "characteristics" change with age, but several factors operate in the elderly, including poor sleep hygiene, inactivity, bereavements, sociobehavioral problems, and coexisting diseases, including medical and psychiatric problems.
3), (16-18) Secondary insomnia is often due to a combination of factors including medical or psychiatric disease, adverse effects of medication, poor sleep hygiene, the presence of periodic limb movement or sensory disorders (Restless Legs Syndrome, RLS), cardiorespiratory disease (sleep apnea), and disorders of circadian rhythm.
As a sleep technician we review patients' histories and are trained to identify poor sleep hygiene.
Caffeine, stress, daytime naps, and a poor sleeping environment--because of noise, lights, or temperature--all play a role in poor sleep hygiene.
To treat insomnia caused by poor sleep hygiene, advise parents: