Personal Care

July 23, 2019

Personal Care

We take care of our families. We take care of our pets. We take care of ourselves. Or do we? We do things such as we bathe regularly, we fuel our bodies with food, and we exercise to stay in, well, some people exercise, but I wouldn’t include myself in that statement.

That is most people’s idea of hygiene, isn’t it? However, hygiene, as explained by Merriam-Webster, is “conditions or practices (as of cleanliness) conducive to health”.

Isn’t SLEEP something that’s conducive to health? When people think about being and getting healthy, they often forget just how important sleep is.

We have to take care of ourselves, which means we have to regulate our sleep hygiene.

How can we achieve this? Here’s a short list of things you can do to improve your sleep hygiene:

Get enough sleep. Most adults (18+) need 7 to 9 hours of sleep per night.

Be in the sun during the day and in the dark at night to help you keep your circadian rhythm in check (your internal sleep and wake cycle).

Remember that “napping is a no-no”. If you must nap, try to keep the nap to 30 minutes or less so as not to alter the above mentioned circadian rhythm.

Watch what you eat and exercise. It isn’t only good for your waistline - it’s also good for your sleep. Remember not to eat or exercise too close to your bedtime, though, as that might impede your sleep.

Be comfortable. Make sure to stock your bedroom with the right mattress, the right bed sheets, the right pillows, and keep it at the right temperature (which is typically less than 70 degrees).

Lather, rinse, repeat. More specifically, get into a sleep habit of following the same routine at night and going to bed at the same time as much as possible. In the case of good sleep hygiene, repetition is a good thing.

The next time you think of your personal care, and you think of your hygiene, remember to think of your sleep hygiene. Your whole body will thank you for it.



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