BEHAVIORS & HABITS THAT AFFECT HEALTH

Adequate Hydration

YES

Regular sleep times

NO

Regular sleep times

Healthy Sleep

Ideal

  • Go to bed at regular times

  • Wake up at regular times

(+/- 20 minutes)

EVERY DAY!

  • Use the bed for sleep only

  • Exercise regularly, but before 2 p.m. 

  • Set the temperature between 65-72 degrees

AVOID

  • Long or regular naps

  • Staying in bed awake for more than 5-10 minutes

  • TV, internet, or phone time in bed
  • Reading in bed
  • Caffeine before sleeping
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol
  • Drugs that disrupt sleep
  • Rigorous exercise before bedtime

Reducing Stress

YES

Regular sleep times

NO

Regular sleep times

HABITS THAT AFFECT HEALTH

These habits have been show to either improve health or increase your risk of disease.

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