The Smart Sleeper

Knows the importance of sleep

Knows how his/her body responds to waking and sleep, and makes plans to safeguard their sleep.

Doesn't wait till very sleepy to get to bed

Knows the bedroom environment can affect sleep latency and quality – and knows to first check sleep hygiene when troubles are encountered.

Keeps a sleep diary either regularly or at least when troubles are encountered.

Doesn't intentionally try to impose a polyphasic schedule on himself, but will embrace one if the body moves that way and if it fits with his/her life schedule.

Doesn't stay in bed for long periods when he awakes during the night

Uses medication only when necessary – and for short periods of time.

Knows the influence daylight exposure and physical activity can have on sleep patterns.

Knows the naps can be useful as long as they are short.

Appreciates the difference between fatigue and sleepiness.

Knows there is such as thing as "too much sleep".

Know there is a lot of hype in the mattress industry and that most people find a wide range of mattresses (including inexpensive ones) acceptable.


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