McAfee US Army Health Clinic
The Army Surgeon General has championed the Performance Triad of Activity, Nutrition and Sleep to build resilience, improve readiness and enhance the health of the Army family.
Despite research that shows sleep, nutrition and physical activity are vital for good health, many people, Soldiers and civilians, adults and children are not getting adequate amounts of sleep.
Sleep is vital for health, performance, and well-being and the better the sleep, the greater its benefits. This is why proper sleep hygiene practices are important for all adults.
Top 10 Sleep Habits for Adults
- Create a quiet, dark, comfortable sleeping environment.
- Use the bedroom only for sleep and sex.
- Stop caffeine at least 6 hours before bedtime.
- Don’t drink alcohol before bed.
- Get your exercise in by early evening.
- Don’t go to bed hungry.
- *Maintain a consistent regular routine that starts with a fixed wake-up time.
- *Get out of bed if you can’t sleep.
- *Nap wisely (preferably in the late morning/early afternoon, for 30-60 minutes).
- *Move the bedroom clock to where you cannot see it.
*These sleep hygiene habits are especially critical for those experiencing sleep problems.
For more information on the Performance Triad, visit http://armymedicine.mil or contact McAfee US Army Health Clinic at 575-674-3500.