By Dr. Robert Schlosser, MD, NDSleep hygiene is a key element of a healthy sleep environment.
It helps reduce the risk of sleep apnea, which affects millions of Americans and is an estimated $500 billion dollar yearly health issue worldwide.
Dr. Schlossers research has shown that when you sleep well, your body naturally produces more cortisol, a stress hormone, which decreases the risk for sleep apneas.
The more cortisol you have, the more you can relax your muscles, reduce your body’s inflammatory response, and help you sleep longer.
Sleep hygiene tips are essential for any adult, and Dr. Schlosman has compiled a list of five sleep hygiene tips that will help you improve your sleep.
If you have any questions about the importance of sleep hygiene, ask your doctor or sleep specialist to help you determine the best sleep hygiene protocol for you.