Sleep Hygiene, not just clean sleeping.

Photo by Александар Цветановић.

While Covid-19 wreaks havoc with Irish transportation, working situations, national assessments; many are finding it is also wreaking havoc on their dreams and sleeping patterns.

Disruption to previous routines has long been accepted (by most) however, a disruption to your sleep can have ramifications on your physical and mental health.

According to the Sleep Disorder Support Foundation website:

Photo by Christian Domingues.


Studies have found a relationship between the quantity and quality of one’s sleep and many health problems.





Given the spotlight on keeping healthy at the moment the role that sufficient sleep has to play in a health plan should not be underestimated.

A recommended method of ensuring you are getting adequate sleep and falling asleep with ease, Sleep Hygiene shows us all how forming certain habits are imperative. Sleep Hygiene does not refer to cleanliness but how we go about our day and night-time routines that will help with good sleep.

This will allow for better nights asleep with fewer weird dreams that seem to be plaguing the people of Twitter such as Outlander Star Caitriona Balfe on twitter started one of the many conversations about people’s odd dreams. 



Earlier this week I was joined by Occupational Therapist and Clinical Tutor Sinead O’Conner who goes through the role of sleep, the sleep hygiene mistakes many of us are making, and gives tips to help us drift off peacefully.

Though, if you are eating cheese in bed while watching serial killer true crime documentaries you on your own, the weird dreams are coming for you.


To test your Sleep Hygiene click here.

For more information on sleep disorders, and sleep remedies the access the HSE website Sleep info page here.

About Jennifer Houlihan 9 Articles
I am a PR and Journalism student at Griffith College. I am interested in all facets of journalism. As long as you can find the human aspect, the story is interesting. If you have information or a story you would like to share please feel free to contact me.

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