How to Have Good Sleep Hygiene

Sleep hygiene is a topic that comes up often because it's so important. It essentially refers to a set of strategies or habits that promote good sleep. Getting a full night’s sleep, each and every night, is one of the most powerful ways to reduce stress and improve your health. Poor sleep can dramatically diminish your quality of life, and if you regularly skimp on rest, you are at risk for a host of physical and mental health conditions, including:

Sleep and Mental Health

Sleep disturbances and mental health issues are closely linked. Dysfunctional sleep patterns are particularly common in patients with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Clinicians have traditionally viewed sleep problems like insomnia and hypersomnia as symptoms of mental health disorders.; But research now suggests that disrupted sleep may directly contribute to — and certainly exacerbates — the development of mental illnesses. That's why good sleep hygiene is critical.

Simple Sleep Hygiene Tips

Sleep hygiene is more important to overall health than many people realize. Make sure you're getting sufficient quality rest for your mind and body, every night.


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