Good Nights Equal Good Sleep Hygiene

Article #3 – Broadcast #1 – Draft(I’m not really sure how to do this. So, this is just me…winging it~)

Sleep hygiene is where you practice the same routine every night and when you wake up. A good night’s sleep means having good sleep hygiene. You can get 12 hours of sleep, which is highly unrecommended, and still be tired. Simply because all that sleep will mean nothing without good sleep hygiene. The average amount someone should sleep is eight hours, but that sleep will mean nothing unless you put sleep hygiene with it.

A number of things fall under getting a good night’s sleep besides just sleep hygiene. The body only works off of one REM Cycle and does not carry over into other days. The REM Cycle is considered a full cycle of sleep for the body. Everyone gets to the REM Cycle at different points of sleep, some at six hours, others at eight, maybe even some at five.

It is not rare to hit the REM Cycle without proper sleep hygiene, but with sleep hygiene you’d reach the REM Cycle more often. Which basically means you get to sleep like a baby and wake up ready to take on the world.

Things to keep in mind when practicing sleep hygiene:

  • Avoid naps during the day
  • Don’t drink alcohol or coffee before bed
  • Don’t try to go to bed if you aren’t tired
  • Go to bed and wake up at the same time

Those are just a few of the main points when it comes to getting good sleep hygiene. No one has the same routine or way they get to bed, so just because something works for someone means that it will work for you. A good night’s sleep never came easy, but doesn’t mean that they are impossible to come by.


  1. This will work as one of the three stories, Diane. I don’t see
    quotes, so you’ll need to get them into the other stories.
    For this one, you do need more of a lead. I would suggest
    using the last sentence slightly modified: “A good night’s sleep
    never comes easy. That’s why most sleep experts prescribe
    good sleep hygiene.” Then the story. The last sentence now
    gives you a nice repetition of the lead and brings it to a close.

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