May 01, 2023
Sleep hygiene is a set of practices that help ensure good sleep. Many people believe that poor sleep only generates dark circles under the eyes, bad temper, and tiredness, but it goes beyond that, because poor sleep quality has negative short-, medium- and long-term effects on health. In this opportunity, Dr. Frank Villarreal, neurologist, and coordinator of the Sleep Medicine Unit of our institution, gives us more information on the subject.
Recommendations for a proper sleep hygiene
Sleeping well is important to be strong, healthy and have a better intellectual performance. In addition, it generates greater emotional well-being and increases life expectancy, since good sleep has been identified as a protective factor against cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, as well as helping to consolidate mental functions such as memory, language, and praxis.
To achieve an adequate rest, it is advisable to follow these tips:
Warning signs of poor sleep hygiene
If you present these warning signs, visit our specialists in sleep medicine to identify the cause of your problem through a thorough clinical interview and, if necessary, a home or laboratory study to determine what is happening. This will provide you with the most appropriate treatment for your case.
Dr. Frank Villarreal
Neurologist, and Coordinator of the Sleep Medicine Unit at Clínica Ricardo Palma