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The importance of sleep hygiene

Good sleep is fundamental to health and well-being. We all need sleep, and without it our bodies and minds don't functionally well. 

We know that sleep deprivation puts us at risk of a microsleep when we drive. Poor sleep has also been shown to contribute to diseases such as depression, mood disorders, cardiac disease, obesity and high blood pressure. 

Sleep hygiene is the term that refers to our habits and behaviours that impact our quality and/or quantity of sleep. This article, provided by the Better Health Channel from the Victorian government, describes the importance of sleep hygiene.

 

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