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Guidelines For Better Sleep

Some sleep experts recommend that sleep hygiene issues be attended to as one component of treatment for poor sleep. This sleep hygiene information worksheet was originally developed for clients with PTSD but its principles are applicable to anyone who suffers with poor sleep.

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Guidelines For Better Sleep is an information sheet with guidelines for good sleep hygiene. It also includes tips for managing sleep disruption such as nightmares. It was originally developed with PTSD patients in mind, but anyone with sleep disturbance should find this helpful.


This is a Psychology Tools information handout. Suggested uses include:
  • Client handout - use as a psychoeducation resource
  • Discussion point - use to provoke a discussion and explore client beliefs
  • Therapist learning tool - improve your familiarity with a psychological construct
  • Teaching resource - use as a learning tool during training