There were many types of sleep disorders discussed within the chapter as well as information regarding the dangers of not getting enough sleep. However, there was not much discussion regarding ways to increase the quality and quantity of sleep that an individual gets. Sleep hygiene is s a variety of different practices and habits that are necessary to have good nighttime sleep quality and full daytime alertness. Discuss ONE proper and ONE improper sleep hygiene behavior below.
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Sleep is important, usually neglected from adults who stay up late at night and wake up late and don’t sleep sufficient hours, but its component of every person’s overall health and well-being. Sleep is vital because it enables the body to repair and get ready for another day.
There is many proper’s sleep behavior, but I choose to talk about one of them which is turning off all electronics devices before sleeping because for example, the blue light emitted by your cell phone screen, computer or television restrain the production of melatonin, the hormone that controls your sleep-wake cycle so it will be harder to fall asleep. Added to that sleeping with your phone next to you could increase the risk of some illness like brain cancer.
Furthermore, I would like to talk about one improper sleep hygiene behavior which is using products containing alcohol, nicotine, or caffeine, especially in the period preceding bedtime, the excessive use of alcohol especially at night has been linked to poor sleep quality and duration.
All this affects your sleep quality, so you have to avoid the wrong habits and follow the good sleep habits in order to get a healthy mind and body and make sure your bedroom is quiet and clean.
In life, sleep is an essential need. One of the simplest ways that you can set yourself up for a better night’s rest is to pay attention to your sleep hygiene.
An example of proper sleep hygiene is regular exercise. A good night of sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet. Exercising is thought to be one of the best ways to improve your sleep and wellbeing. A little bit of daily exercise can boost all aspects of sleep and has been used to decrease insomnia symptoms. While physical exercise is necessary for a good night’s sleep, sleep problems can be induced by doing it too late in the day. If you can exercise outside and let your body absorb natural sunlight during daylight hours, it can be beneficial. Physical activity enhances the quality of sleep, and in turn, the length of sleep increases.
An example of improper sleep hygiene is eating late. When consuming food late in the evening or having a little midnight snack, the muscles that aid in the digestion of our food have to keep working when they should be at rest. Eating later in the evening can hinder your ability to fall asleep and keep you from feeling refreshed the next day by having the deep, restful stage of sleep your body needs.