Five Minutes or Less for Health Weekly Tip: Assess Your Sleep Habits

assess your sleep habitsGetting enough sleep helps prevent chronic diseases and promotes overall health. Take a few minutes to assess your sleeping habits and make any necessary changes to ensure you are getting the best quantity and quality of sleep that you can.

  • Are you going to bed at the same time each night and rising at the same time each morning?
  • Are you sleeping in a quiet, dark, and relaxing environment, which is neither too hot nor too cold?
  • Have you made your bed comfortable?
  • Do you use the bedroom only for sleeping and not for other activities, such as reading, watching TV, or using the computer?
  • Do you avoid large meals before bedtime?

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Page last reviewed: February 24, 2015