How to Improve Your Sleep Hygiene

Support Your Sleep Schedule With Better Sleep Hygiene

When it comes to supporting your general health and wellness, getting enough sleep plays an important role. While we’re all familiar with the grogginess and brain fog of skipping out on some much-needed beauty rest, sleep deprivation can increase your risk of developing a multitude of health issues.

Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to help yourself improve your sleep quality and your health. Here’s what you should know:

Optimize Your Sleep Environment

One of the most important ways to set yourself up for a better night’s rest is to make sure your bedroom is the best environment for good quality sleep. Because your bedroom should be kept dark and cool, take these steps to make your room sleep-friendly:

  • Be sure to use a fan to keep your bedroom cool
  • Draw your curtains when getting ready for bed
  • Avoid leaving on lights in your bathroom or hallway
  • Remove noisy distractions from your room

Make the Bedroom a Tech-Free Zone

Although many people find themselves watching television or scrolling through their phones when winding down for bed, this can negatively impact your sleep. Along with being an easy distraction, the artificial light emitted from electronics after dusk can affect your ability to fall and stay asleep.

Get in a Routine

Just like other areas of life, getting into a routine when it comes to your sleep schedule can prove to be beneficial. Going to sleep and waking up at the same time every day makes it easier for your body to wind down when it’s time for bed because it is used to this predictable sleep pattern.

Primary Care in Ridgecrest, California

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