Bedtime hygiene often consists of washing your face and brushing
your teeth. Sleep hygiene refers to habits you develop over a
period of time that promote good sleep.
Good sleep habits promote restful sleep and daytime alertness.
They can also prevent the development of sleep problems and
You can create good sleep hygiene by doing the following.
If you think you may have depression, anxiety or stress, talk
with your health care provider. Problems staying asleep can be a
sign of depression.
Many people wake up at night for various reasons.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Sleep Disorders, neuro-ahc-21532 (5/09)Information adapted from the National Institutes of Health: National Center on Sleep Disorders Research and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Statistics from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts