Good sleeping habits:
If you don’t shut off all electronics an hour before sleep, chances are you’re still pretty alert and awake. So how do you occupy yourself in a way that’s healthy for your sleep? Here are some ideas:
How will you know it’s working?
The most obvious and immediate sign that you’re sleeping better will be the amount of energy and alertness you feel throughout the next day. There are also sleep trackers that can monitor your vital signs as well as room temperature and noise levels while you sleep to show how these factors affect your sleep.
Recognising the sleeping habits hindering your quality of sleep is the first step to understanding how you can improve. Having done this, you can begin to see how other factors affect your sleep, like nutrition and exercise. To start your journey to better sleep, take our Online Sleep Assessment.
ResMed is a global leader in sleep technology that has its origins right here in Australia. Our goal is to provide people with the means to awaken their best and enjoy healthier lives by promoting good sleep habits and creating awareness for sleep disorders such as sleep apnea.
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