What is it?

Sleep hygiene means good sleep habits – the things you can do to give yourself the best chance of a good, refreshing sleep. Most people need between seven and nine hours sleep each day, which includes naps and time spent dozing in front of the television.

Many sleeping problems are due to bad habits built up over a long period. Changing sleeping habits takes time and different things may work for you, so find out what works and stick with it.

If despite practicing good sleep habits, you still have trouble sleeping, see your doctor, as something else may be disturbing your sleep.