Around 75% of people in Singapore have less than the recommended 7 sleeping hours every night, according to a survey conducted by YouGov.
The term “sleep hygiene” was first coined to address insomnia, a condition characterized by difficulty sleeping. It has since become a common term that refers to behavioral recommendations to improve sleep.
Sleep hygiene is the combination of behavioral and environmental factors that promote normal and healthy nighttime sleep. It includes practices such as exercise, stress management, and noise reduction. Good sleep hygiene is important not only for physical health but also for mental well-being.
A person’s ideal sleep hygiene is different for each individual. This depends on factors such as the amount of time spent sleeping, if you are an insomniac, and your specific needs. Developing good sleep habits is a process that takes some time.
To start, you can try to create a regular bedtime. Ensure that your bedroom is a quiet, comfortable environment. You can do this by blocking out light and using heavy curtains. Use earplugs to drown out sounds that can disturb your sleep. If you have an alarm clock, avoid setting it up before you go to bed.
In addition to maintaining a regular schedule, you should limit the amount of time you spend in bed. Naps and other activities in bed can interfere with your ability to fall asleep. Try to avoid stimulating substances, such as caffeine and alcohol, right before bed.
If you have serious problems with your sleep, see a doctor near you here in Singapore immediately. He or she can help you identify your particular sleep problems and recommend methods to help you overcome them.
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