Tips to ensure Good Sleep Hygiene:

  1. Set and maintain regular sleep and wake up on time.
  2. Avoid afternoon naps.
  3. Avoid drinking  tea/ coffee and alcohol close to bedtime.
  4. Exercise  20 to 30 minutes a day.
  5. A warm bath, reading or soft music helps.
  6. Keep bedroom comfortable, quiet and dark while sleeping.
  7. Avoid excessive time in bed.
  8. Chronic sleep deprivation leads to obesity, pre-diabetes, diabetes, dementia, so it is of utmost importance to have 6-7 hours of good quality sleep. Sleep deprivation increases the development of dyslipidemia which correlates with the risk  of atherosclerosis and ischaemic heart disease.