We can cope with sleeping less for a few nights at a time, but prolonged sleep deprivation can have nasty effects on our health. The rituals, behaviours, and norms you follow around sleep are referred to as sleep hygiene. Regularly practising good sleep hygiene can improve the quality and quantity of your sleep.
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