Sleep hygiene refers to a set of practices and habits that promote healthy and restful sleep. It involves creating an optimal sleep environment by maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, ensuring a comfortable sleep surface, and controlling factors like noise and temperature. Good sleep hygiene also includes avoiding stimulating activities close to bedtime, limiting caffeine and alcohol intake, and promoting relaxation techniques to wind down before sleep. By following these practices, individuals can enhance the quality and duration of their sleep, reducing the risk of sleep disturbances and improving overall well-being.
The Sleep Health Foundation have compiled a series of sleep hygiene practices and tips depending on your individual circumstances and queries.