Sleep and Sleep Disorders in Children (cont.)
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Sleep Hygiene and How to Avoid Poor Sleep Habits
Sleep hygiene is considered the foundation of "good sleep"" across all ages. Poor sleep hygiene is also the major contributor to most behaviorally based sleep disorders, and symptoms such as daytime sleepiness and trouble sleeping may be a reflection of poor sleep hygiene. There are two major factors which contribute to poor sleep hygiene. The first involves lack of an adequate sleep routine and a poorly organized sleep environment. The second includes poor habits which lead to increased arousal around bedtime. Establishing practices which encourage good sleep hygiene include the following measures.
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