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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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The subject population in our prior study of the effects of sleep hygiene counseling and prazosin treatment was 74 veterans, all of whom had headaches and an ND or abnormality on neuropsychological testing [10].
Finally, good sleep hygiene can make a big difference in fostering the kind of restorative rest that refills the energy reservoir.
Proper sleep hygiene means sleeping on time, avoiding caffeine and heavy meals and doing regular exercise
CBT has shown good efficacy, requires approximately six sessions and focuses on sleep-interfering behaviour, sleep hygiene, reduction of hyper-arousal features and improvement of circadian rhythm with sleep scheduling and partial sleep deprivation.
The second objective was to determine whether sleep hygiene and gender were significant predictors of sleep behavior.
Other research highlights education and simple behavioral changes to improve sleep: brief correspondence courses, information brochures, and coaching in sleep hygiene all have significantly improved the quality of sleep.
In nursing practice, it is necessary to understand the relationship between sleep and cognition and what contributes to poorer sleep hygiene and cognitive functioning, whether it is medications and polypharmacy, comorbidities, habits and lifestyle factors, or negative mood.
A treatment chapter gives sleep hygiene advice and offers background on medications, herbal remedies, psychotherapy, and alternative medicine methods such as hypnosis and acupuncture.
Good Night Giants" is an excellent book and a handy parent tool to encourage good sleep hygiene practices.
Nonpharmacologic therapies are also beneficial, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, exercise, and sleep hygiene (Best Pract.