Most people think of hygiene as things like washing their hands, taking showers, and brushing their teeth. When it comes to sleep, hygiene means something different. Sleep hygiene refers to healthy habits that support restful sleep. Good sleep hygiene habits may help to reduce episodes of insomnia and can help to manage the symptoms of a sleep disorder.  

Sleep Hygiene Tips

There are several things you can do to have good sleep hygiene. Avoid caffeine and big meals close to bedtime, and stay away from daytime naps that can disrupt your sleep cycle. Turn off the television and put down your phone well before bedtime, as the light can stimulate your brain. Try to go to bed and get up at the same time every day to set a healthy sleep pattern for your body.  

How We Can Help

If you have symptoms of a sleep disorder, getting a diagnosis is important. Contact Sleep Dynamics for an overnight sleep study. We can find out what is interfering with your sleep and help you learn what you can do to stop it. Email us at either our Middletown or Neptune City location, or learn more by calling (848) 217-0240.