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How To Develop Good Sleep Hygiene

How To Develop Good Sleep Hygiene

Many children and adults have trouble getting to sleep at night. This might be caused by bad “sleep hygiene” this term is defined as things that can help facilitate good, continuous and adequate sleep. Creating good sleep hygiene can be quite simple by following these tips. Create a Quiet Room – Remove items that can disrupt sleep. For example electronics, TV, or even noisy pets. Also have light blocking curtains to block out the glow from street lamps if you live…

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No Screens Before Bedtime

No Screens Before Bedtime

In this digital world many families spend too much time watching T.V or playing on tablets and smartphones. These are not evil devices though they can cause damage to health. “A  child needs eight hours of peaceful sleep daily to remain fit and active. Excessive addiction to mobile phones distracts the mind and disturbs his or her sleep-wake cycle.” (DailyMail) With this distraction causes a decrease in melatonin, this is the natural chemical in the brain that is released to…

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How Your Phone is Destroying Your Sleep

How Your Phone is Destroying Your Sleep

Your body has a natural internal “clock.” Light and darkness help your body clock keep time and know when to sleep and when to be awake. Blue light from electronics can make your body think it is time to be awake, even if it actually night. Regular use of electronics before bed can reset your body clock and make it harder for you to sleep at night. “Studies show that staring at bright screens within four hours of bedtime reduces…

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