March 6th, 2020 by Tracy Witty
Practice Good Sleep Hygiene
Learning how to practice good sleep hygiene may help you find a restorative sleep once again. What is sleep hygiene?
Sleep hygiene is defined by Oxford as, “habits and practices that are conducive to sleeping well on a regular basis.” Sleep is the foundation that allows us to function in our daily lives. If we don’t sleep well, we can’t think as well and any pain or mood symptoms can worsen.
A first step in rehabilitation is often to help restore sleep. Your family doctor may have medical suggestions (medications, sleep study, sleep specialist or other therapies) and occupational therapists often provide tips to help you develop healthy sleep habits.
Here is a handout on sleep hygiene to get you on your way to finding that refreshed morning feeling.