Describe the types of sleep hygiene you practice to treat insomnia. What works for you?
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What is sleep hygiene?
Sleep hygiene is one of the components of non-medical treatments for insomnia
and includes simple steps that may improve initiation and maintenance of sleep.
Sleep hygiene consists of the following strategies:
Sleep as much as possible to feel rested, then get out of bed (do not
Maintain a regular sleep schedule.
Do not force yourself to sleep.
Do not drink caffeinated beverages in the afternoon or evening.
Do not drink alcohol prior to going to bed.
Do not smoke, especially in the evening.
Adjust the bedroom environment to induce sleep.
Do not go to bed hungry.
Resolve stress and anxiety before going to bed.
Exercise regularly, but not 4-5 hours prior to bed time.