- Brianna Paruolo
Life-Changing Sleep Hygiene Habits
Are you struggling with getting a good night's sleep or unsure where to start? Check out these sleep-hygiene habits that can be life-changing when practiced consistently!
*Disclaimer: The materials available on this website are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing mental health treatment.
Set a schedule
Establish a regular sleep schedule for every day of the week! Don't sleep in even on days off.
Don't force it
If you haven't fallen asleep after 20 minutes, get up and do something calming. This serves as a distraction and can result in more restful sleep.
Avoid disruptive substances
Caffeine, Nicotine, and other substances can disrupt sleep patterns. Caffeine can stay in your body for up to 12 hours! Even decaf coffee has caffeine.
Lower the lights and avoid using electronics 2 hours before bed. Lights and technology can cause you to become more alert.
Use your bed only for sleep+ intimacy
Mentally active behaviors in bed, like watching TV, reading a book, or surfing your phone confuse the mind and body.