Assess and Improve Your Sleep

Many adults don't get sufficient sleep, whether by choice (staying up late to "relax" or cross another item off the to-do list) or due to sleep problems. If you feel your well-being suffers from lack of sleep, the following resources may help you prioritize sleep and combat common sleep issues.

Start by Assessing Your Sleep

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

The amount of sleep you need changes as you age. Determine whether you're getting sufficient sleep.

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About Sleep Trackers

Sleep tracker devices are gaining in popularity. Understand the differences between the various types. 

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Assess Your Sleep Needs

Read an overview of the various methods you can use to assess your individual sleep needs.

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Keep a Sleep Diary

If you prefer pen and paper over technology, a sleep diary can help you identify your sleep habits and trends.

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Then Focus on Improving Your Sleep

Sleep Hygiene

"Sleep hygiene" is a term that describes the behaviors and behavioral interventions you can use to promote better sleep. 

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Create a Routine

Set yourself up for a more restful night by establishing a bedtime routine to help you wind down before bed.

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Treat Sleep Problems

Learn about the most popular and effective options for treating obstructive sleep apnea and relieving snoring.

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See Also

In this video interview, physician well-being advocate Clif Knight, MD, FAAFP, interviews Polina Sayess, MD, on how to maintain a healthy lifestyle on a busy physician's schedule. Sayess talks about the benefits of blue blocking glasses to minimize the effects of blue light at night, which can suppress the secretion of melatonin, impairing sleep.

Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle on a Physician's Schedule