Health Matters: Improving Sleep Hygiene

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Updated June 1, 2014

sleepSleep hygiene is the management of behavioral and environmental factors leading up to sleep and those that may interfere with sleep.

It is the practice of trying to secure more restful, effective sleep which can enhance or promote daytime wakefulness and help treat or prevent specific kinds of sleep disorders.

Difficulty getting to sleep and daytime drowsiness can be signs of poor sleep hygiene or habits.

Today we examine principles of sleep hygiene and related factors with Dr. Akinjobi Obafemi, a sleep medicine physician with the Marvina Sleep Centre in Lagos.