Marjorie Billock

Marjorie Billock

Marjorie Billock is a Registered Nurse at the Hiram College Health Center.

Part 2 Sleep and Health

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Part 2 Sleep and Health   Establishing a Sleep Ritual Individuals regularly getting high quality sleep often have a sleep ritual. A sleep ritual is a routine that helps the mind and body wind down at the end of the day in preparation for a good night's sleep. In evaluating your sleep, does your sleep ritual include the following? Maintain a regular bed and wake time schedule including weekends. Sleeping more than 1-2 hours more on the weekend can wreak havoc on your circadian rhythms, so a regular wake schedule is important. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine such as soaking in a hot bath or hot tub and then reading a book or listening to soothing music. Create a sleep-conducive environment that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool. Sleep on a comfortable mattress and pillows. Use your bedroom only for sleep. Finish eating at least 2-3 hours before your regular...
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