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sleep hygiene

Sleep disorders The maintenance of habits conducive to sound sleep and rest; for good SH, naps should be limited, exercise, proper nutrition, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, worrying, etc, minimized before sleeping

sleep hygiene

The influence of behavioral patterns or sleeping environment on the quality and quantity of sleep. Persons with insomnia not caused by a known disease may find that the following may assist in obtaining a good night's sleep: establishing a routine time to go to bed; avoiding trying to sleep; using practices that assist in going to sleep such as reading, watching television, or listening to music; sleeping in a dark room, free of noise; and avoiding caffeine and excessive food or drink before bedtime.
See also: hygiene

sleep hygiene (slēpˑ hīˑ·jēn),

n education with the goal of effecting behavior modification, thus leading to a healthy sleep pattern. Behaviors that support healthy sleep include daily exercise, daily exposure to natural light, a regular sleep schedule, and relaxation exercises in the evening.
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There is also a need to incorporate sleep hygiene and sleep psycho-education programmes into the management of patients with lifestyle disorders like diabetes.
The common strategy of simply addressing comorbidities and advising good sleep hygiene is insufficient for many patients.
Behavioral Therapy: Behavioral therapies for insomnia in addition to sleep hygiene and stimulus control include: relaxation, sleep restriction, cognitive therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I).
Sleep hygiene for children with neurodevelopmental disabilities.
However, several reasons may exist why these basic sleep hygiene rules cannot be practiced, e.
The study found that poor sleep hygiene was associated with increased psychological strain, less engagement at work, and lower levels of self-control.
Effects of Sleep Hygiene Education upon Naval Military Personnel vs.
SLEEP disturbances are a common complaint and I often work with clients who want help improving their sleep hygiene - a term for various measures you can take to increase the quality of your sleep and your level of alertness during the day.
In the assessment of the sleep characteristics of the elderly, taking a detailed history, sleep hygiene, sleep patterns, diseases and drugs should all be evaluated (Ulusoy Kaymak et al 2010; Beck-Little and Weinrich 1998).
These include relaxation training, cognitive therapy, stimulus control, sleep restriction therapy, and better sleep hygiene, according to neurologist Alon Y.
Etihad, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has received expert guidance from the ACPN on sleep hygiene and on-board wellbeing, and has developed comprehensive guidelines for in-flight sleep, created for the airline's guests as a result of clinical studies carried out by the ACPN on patients experiencing effects related to long-haul flying.
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