Good Sleep Habits – Home Support Services

Good Sleep Habits

According to the Sleep Health Foundation, there are a number of steps you can take to help you get a good night’s sleep:

  • It is not good to frequently change the times you go to bed and get up
  • The hour before going to bed should be used to wind down and do more relaxing things
  • Meals should be timed to avoid going to bed on a full stomach, but not hungry either
  • If you are not asleep after 20 minutes in bed, go to another room until you feel tired again and then go back to bed
  • Many poor sleepers spend too long in bed
  • Don’t have things in the bedroom that distract you from sleep
  • Getting sunlight during the day will help you to sleep better at night
  • Most adults need 7-9 hours of sleep a day. This stays the same even in old age
  • Naps in the evening can make it hard to sleep at night

Click here to read the Good Sleep Hygiene Fact Sheet from

Our Health Coaches can also assist you with getting on track with good sleep hygiene and better health over all.  Contact our Health Coaching team on 1800 609 209 or read more about HSS Health Coaching here.