The 8 Key Sleep Hygiene Tips Doctors Wish You Knew

For starters, use your bed for sleep and sex only.

If you are having trouble getting a restful night’s sleep, try practicing good sleep hygiene. In this video, Dr. Holly Phillips explains that sleep hygiene means using your bed for sleep and sex only, avoid stimulants in the afternoon and try to go to bed and wake up around the same time the same day. If you can’t sleep after 30 minutes of trying, get out of bed and try reading a book.

Dr Holly Phillips

This video features Dr Holly Phillips. Dr. Holly Phillips is a Board Certified General Internist in private practice in New York. She is also Medical contributor for CBS News.

Duration: 4:08. Last Updated On: Nov. 8, 2017, 6:14 p.m.
Reviewed by: Preeti Parikh, MD . Review date: Jan. 30, 2011
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