Sleep hygiene describes good habits that can help give yourself the best chance at refreshing, rejuvenating sleep. There are several basics concerning sleep hygiene, which include:
Go to bed at the same time each night.
Get up at the same time each morning.
Spend at least part of each day outdoors in natural light.
Use your bed only for sleep and sex.
Don’t drink anything with caffeine in the evening.
Don’t share your bedroom with children or pets.
Just as sleep hygiene describes the good habits you need, many sleep issues are the result of the bad habits we develop over the course of a long period of time.