Sleep Disorders: Preventing Sleep Problems
In some cases, sleep problems are related to preventable health conditions. Addressing such conditions may help prevent sleep disorders. For example, experts think that weight loss may help overweight people who have obstructive sleep apnea.
Other times, lifestyle modifications may be needed to prevent a sleep disorder from developing. For example, exercise along with a healthy diet can ward off sleep problems.
Other sleep problems can be avoided with the use of good sleep habits, called sleep hygiene. Below are some suggestions for better sleep:
Reviewed by The Sleep Medicine Center at The Cleveland Clinic.
Edited by Michael J. Breus, PhD, WebMD, September 2004.
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Last Editorial Review: 6/20/2005
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