What is good sleep?

Sleep health factors to consider:

  • Quantity (Are you getting optimal hours?)
  • Quality (Are you getting the right amounts of restorative NREM & REM sleep?)
  • Timing (Is your sleep schedule in sync with your body’s circadian clock’s rhythm?)

How to treat sleep disorders (What are some simple sleep health hygiene tips?)

Your bedroom should be quiet, dark, and cool for sleep, just like a cave!  Lower the volume of outside noise with earplugs or a “white noise” appliance. Use heavy curtains, blackout shades, or an eye mask to block light. The room should be kept comfortably cool – around 65°F – and well ventilated. Also make sure your bedroom is equipped with a comfortable mattress and pillows.