Sleep Hygiene

Dr. Alex Jimenez describes sleep hygiene as several habits that are needed to achieve a proper quality of sleep to wake up with full daytime alertness. Sleep is essential for a person’s mental and physical health and wellness because it plays a fundamental role in the human body’s natural healing functions. The most important sleep hygiene measure is to maintain regular sleeping patterns. According to Dr. Jimenez, heavy meals before bed, caffeine or alcohol before bed, and even improper sleeping postures accompanied by pain and discomfort, including low back pain and sciatica, can be common poor sleep hygiene practices that can interfere with the sleep quality of many people. The variety of articles pertaining to sleep hygiene can help provide a useful insight towards improving sleep as well as overall health and wellness.

Improve Sleep Quality with a Pillow Between the Legs

"For individuals with back pain, can sleeping with a pillow between or under their knees help bring relief during sleep?"… Read More

March 27, 2024

Exploring the Benefits of Acupuncture for Insomnia

"Can acupuncture treatment help individuals dealing with or experiencing insomnia and sleep issues and/or disorders?" Acupuncture For Insomnia Acupuncture is… Read More

February 27, 2024

Tips for Improving Sleeping Mobility After Injury, Illness or Surgery

"Individuals in post-surgery recovery or dealing with illness or an injury can experience weakened muscles and endurance that can cause… Read More

December 4, 2023

Learning To Sleep On Your Back

Individuals spend around one-third of their life sleeping or resting. Every person has their own preferred sleeping position. However, not… Read More

July 17, 2023

Overtraining Syndrome: EP Functional Health Clinic

Individuals can become overly passionate about exercising. However, constantly training the body without taking enough time to rest and recover… Read More

June 29, 2023

Nocturnal Leg Cramps: EP’s Sciatica Clinic

Lying down on the couch or bed when the lower leg seizes with intense sensations and pain that doesn’t stop,… Read More

June 26, 2023

Late Night Healthy Nutritious Snacks: EP Functional Wellness

With the summer approaching, the day's heat makes the body want to eat light or not at all. That's when… Read More

May 26, 2023

Sleep Affects Gut Health: EP Functional Health Clinic

Viruses, bacteria, fungi, and protozoa are the microorganisms that naturally live in the digestive tract. Sleep affects gut health and… Read More

March 30, 2023

Incorporating The MET Technique For Better Sleep

Introduction The body needs a good amount of rest after being in motion throughout the day in the form of sleep. Whether… Read More

March 20, 2023

Sleeping Health: EP Functional Health and Wellness Clinic

Healthy sleep is vital for having enough energy, thinking clearly, and managing everyday stresses confidently. Chronic unhealthy sleep patterns and/or… Read More

March 13, 2023