Sleep Hygiene

Over 17,000 scientific reports show that healthy sleep1:

  • Improves your memory and creativity.
  • Lowers your sugar cravings and keeps you slim.
  • Protects you from colds, the flu, diabetes, dementia, and cancer.
  • Decreases the risk of heart attacks and strokes.
  • Makes you feel happier and helps you live longer.

Considering all these benefits, healthy sleep might very well be the most fundamental habit for a good life.

So, always make sure to take care of your sleep hygiene:

  1. Optimize your bedroom — Make your sleep environment dark, cool, quiet, and relaxing.
  2. Employ sleep curfews — Avoid caffeine, alcohol, large meals, screens, and intense exercise before bedtime.
  3. Be consistent — Go to sleep and wake up at the same time each morning, ideally including weekends.

You’ll know you’re getting sufficient sleep when you feel energetic, wide awake, and alert throughout the day.


  1. Why We Sleep by Matthew Walker

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