Ask The Expert: What does 'sleep hygiene' mean?

Ask The Expert: What does 'sleep hygiene' mean? (KUTV)

(KUTV) Wayne Woodward, a Polysomnographic Technologist with Intermountain Healthcare in Utah Valley stopped by to talk about good sleep hygiene, which is a fancier way of saying good sleep habits.

Here are four tips to help improve your sleep habits:

• Keep your bedtime consistent. Go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day.

• Only use your bedroom to sleep. Avoid doing other activities such as watching TV or working in your bedroom.

• Sleep in a dark room and avoid looking at a TV or mobile device screen about an hour before you go to bed. This will allow your brain and eyes time to relax before trying to sleep.

• Establish a bedtime routine of quiet activities to help wind your body down. Try listening to quiet music or reading about 30 minutes before going to bed.

Sleep is essential to good health and treating it as a priority can make all the difference. Use these tips to help you get better sleep.