What Is Sleep Hygiene?

By Twill Care Editors
Reviewed by Susan Ko, Ph.D.
April 19, 2024

Getting proper sleep is essential for both physical health and mental well‑being.

Sleep hygiene is the set of actions, behaviors, and habits that help promote better sleep.

Good sleep hygiene can involve tactics like avoiding caffeine in the afternoon, keeping your bedroom cool and dark at night, and keeping a consistent sleep-wake schedule.