Sleep Hygiene: When You Can’t Sleep

One of the most frustrating things is when you want to sleep, you follow your routine, you lie down in bed, and it just…doesn’t happen. Maybe you had a particularly stressful day, or maybe you had caffeine later than usual. Or maybe you fell asleep, but a noise or a dream woke you, and nowContinue reading “Sleep Hygiene: When You Can’t Sleep”

Sleep Hygiene: Creating Your Sleep Space

One of the components of sleep hygiene I discussed when I started this series is creating a relaxing sleep space where you can fully rest. Recently I talked about creating a routine around your sleep. Today, we will expand on creating a restful sleep space. When I was a graduate student, I lived in aContinue reading “Sleep Hygiene: Creating Your Sleep Space”

Sleep Hygiene: Creating Routines

I wrote last week about the factors that contribute to quality sleep hygiene. Specifically, I talked about creating routines around when you go to sleep and when you wake up – as I mentioned, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to sleep hygiene, and the most important factor is determining what works best for you, theContinue reading “Sleep Hygiene: Creating Routines”

What Contributes to Sleep Hygiene?

Two weeks ago, I introduced the topic of sleep hygiene on this blog. Sleep is vital to our survival as well as both physical and mental health, but so many of us have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or achieving high-quality rest. Today, let’s look at what factors contribute to good sleep hygiene. The trickyContinue reading “What Contributes to Sleep Hygiene?”

Introduction to Sleep Hygiene

It’s time for another series! Sometimes I blog about whatever is on my mind this week, and other times I put together a series of pieces on a topic important to mental health. Well, it is always a good time to talk about sleep hygiene. Sleep is central to the survival of all animals. EvenContinue reading “Introduction to Sleep Hygiene”

ADHD Online Presents: ADHD And Sleep Hygiene

Friday night, I had another amazing opportunity to talk about ADHD with the people at ADHD Online. I spoke about sleep hygiene and how people with ADHD (and parents of kids with ADHD) can help create and maintain structure to get rest they need. The presentation is available for free here. The slides can beContinue reading “ADHD Online Presents: ADHD And Sleep Hygiene”