Checking your mobile before hitting the sack sounds tempting, but you better think twice. The four techniques presented in this micro-course might be valuable tools to help you sleep soundly at night. Still, it doesn't mean you found the holy grail solution to your sleeping problems.
Good 'Sleep Hygiene' plays a vital role in sleep quantity and quality.
According to CDC, it might be a good idea to establish a Sleep Hygiene routine, which means:
- Being consistent with your time to go to bed and get up the following day (including weekends);
- Sleep at least 7-8 hours (according to your age group);
- Making sure your bedroom is quiet, relaxing, and at a comfortable temperature;
- Removing electronic devices from the bedroom (turn off electronic devices at least 30 minutes before bedtime);
- Avoiding large meals, caffeine, and alcoholic beverages before bedtime; getting some exercise during the day.
Twelve Simple Tips to Improve Your Sleep on healthsleep.med.harvard.edu.
Healthy Sleep Habits on sleepeducation.org.