Skip to Content
Home > Patients & Visitors > Health Library > Sleeping Better
Sleep is important for your physical and emotional health. Sleep
can help you stay healthy by keeping your immune system strong. Getting enough
sleep can help your mood and make you feel less stressed.
all have trouble sleeping sometimes. This can be for many reasons. You may have
trouble sleeping because of
or fatigue. If you feel
anxious or have
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), you may also have
trouble falling or staying asleep.
Whatever the cause, there are
things you can do.
Your sleeping area and what you
do during the day can affect how well you sleep. Too much noise, light, or
activity in your bedroom can make sleeping harder. Creating a quiet,
comfortable sleeping area can help. Here are some things you can do to sleep
Having an evening routine and a set bedtime will
help your body get used to a sleeping schedule. You may want to ask others in
your household to help you with your routine.
Your habits and activities can affect how well you
sleep. Here are some tips.
If you can't sleep because you are in great pain or have
an injury, or you often feel anxious at night, or you often have bad dreams or
nightmares, talk with your doctor.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerLisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
Current as ofNovember 14, 2014
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.
To learn more, visit Healthwise.org
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
Our interactive Decision Points guide you through making key health decisions by combining medical information with your personal information.
You'll find Decision Points to help you answer questions about:
Get started learning more about your health!
Our Interactive Tools can help you make smart decisions for a healthier life. You'll find personal calculators and tools for health and fitness, lifestyle checkups, and pregnancy.
Send Us Your Feedback
North Kansas City Hospital.