Primary Insomnia (cont.)
Primary Insomnia Self-Care at Home
The sleep hygiene recommendations that include environmental and lifestyle modifications include the following:
- Eliminate the use of caffeine, especially after noon.
- Do not use tobacco or alcohol near bedtime.
- Avoid heavy meals close to bedtime.
- Exercise early in the day before dinner to alleviate stress, but do not exercise before bedtime.
- Avoid daytime naps and establish a regular schedule for going to bed and getting up.
- Keep the bedroom at a comfortable temperature, and minimize distractions from light and noise.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/8/2012
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