Update on sleep hygiene tips

The UK Guardian published “Zzzzzz…12 simple steps to a good night’s sleep,” on 1-31-16.  The author, Richard Wiseman, did a study of the habits of successful sleepers and published, “Night School: Wake Up to the Power of Sleep,” which appears to be available for download for free. He found twelve behavioral patterns that promote successful sleep.  The Guardian article notes that sleep problems are very common in the general population, with up to 1/3 of us having concern about our sleep. Of course, people with mental health problems have a higher incidence of sleep problems.

The article is a helpful review of basic “sleep hygiene” recommendations, and could be provided to clients/patients with sleep problems. This article comes to our attention courtesy of the prolific posting service provided by the psychologist Ken Pope.

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