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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
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Knowledge and practice of sleep hygiene techniques in insomniacs and good sleepers.
Among the CBT techniques, stimulus control and sleep hygiene are the least time-consuming and may be more easily applied in the primary care setting; however, minimal research has been done into the specific incorporation of CBT into primary care settings.
Keywords: Sleep hygiene; Diabetes Mellitus; Shift work; Circadian rhythm; Endocrinology.
Always try to combine pharmacotherapy with good sleep hygiene to maximize benefits.
This ATS Statement is a good reminder that it is time for all of us to better understand sleep, exercise good sleep hygiene, recognize the common sleep disorders, and of course, get adequate sleep at night."
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Etihad Airways got expert guidance from the ACPN on-board well being and on sleep hygiene, and developed comprehensive guidelines for sleep inflight, made 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.
Bailey explained that altered sleep patterns or sleep hygiene can influence physical activity patterns, affecting hormones related to food consumption, which can lead to greater body fat.
It's important to share, in detail, your symptoms and follow your doctor's advice about sleep hygiene, medication use, and other lifestyle changes that may help.
Developing good habits (good "sleep hygiene") is the first and best line of defense, before resorting to medication.
Pharmacists should also counsel patients on proper sleep hygiene. Patients should be advised to establish a routine time for bedtime and awakening; avoid daytime naps; avoid using alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and medications that disturb sleep, especially just before bedtime; keep ambient lighting at low levels at least one hour prior to bedtime; exercise regularly, but not prior to bedtime; mask noises with soft earplugs if necessary; use the bedroom only for sleeping, light reading or sexual activity; avoid engaging in stressful activities or unpleasant tasks near bedtime; and limit fluid and meal intake immediately before bedtime.