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sleep hygieneSleep 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
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.