Definition of Sleep hygiene

Sleep hygiene: A series of practices and non-medical treatments for insomnia. Sleep hygiene includes simple steps that may improve initiation and maintenance of sleep, such as maintaining a regular sleep schedule, making the bedroom an inviting place to sleep, avoiding alcohol or smoking prior to going to bed, and exercising regularly (but not in the 4-5 hours prior to bedtime).

REFERENCE: Fauci, Anthony S., et al. Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine. 17th ed. United States: McGraw-Hill Professional, 2008.


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