Poor sleep hygiene is a term used for any behavior that can disturb people’s normal sleep, and it can therefore also affect people’s normal functioning during daytime. It is important to change the behavior or habit that can disrupt normal sleep.
Poor sleep hygiene describes any bad habits before sleep, which may affect the quality of sleep. People with poor sleep hygiene may have irregular sleep schedules, difficulty falling asleep, and often wake up during the night and have trouble falling asleep again.
Sleep hygiene is the practice that assists people in having good quality sleep and as a result experience high levels of energy during the day. Hygiene here refers to habits that can affect the sleep. For example, what time do people go to sleep, where do people sleep, and what do people do before sleep. Generally speaking, poor sleep hygiene is defined as bad habits that make sleeping difficult or unsuccessful. People with poor sleep hygiene may have symptoms such as difficulty in falling asleep or sleeping through the night, inability to stay alert during daytime or daytime sleepiness. Examples of poor sleep hygiene include irregular times for going to bed or waking up, intake of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine, drugs that can interrupt sleep, too much work before sleep, overstimulation with late-night activities such as sports, using the computer or watching television, a poor sleep environment (temperature, light, sounds) and any other inappropriate behavior before sleep including late-night snacks.
In order to have good sleep hygiene, it is important to change certain behaviors and habits that can affect normal sleep. Here are some suggestions for having good sleep hygiene: 1) avoid daytime sleep and overlong sleep time, 2) arrange a regular sleep schedule, 3) avoid intake of alcohol, caffeine, nicotine and food before sleep, 4) exercise regularly during the daytime and not after 6pm, 5) have enough exposure to sunlight, and 6) ensure a good sleep environment (good temperature, no lights and no sounds).
Several years of work in academia, medical practice and finally commercialization make it possible to provide an end-to-end process to help users to “find the appropriate medical help based on their present symptoms”. Below you will find a short explanation, showing you which part of the platform will help you best in finding the appropriate medical support.
Proceed as follows to enter your current symptoms.
Click on the appropriate body part on the picture. Select one/multiple symptoms corresponding to your complaint.
You can also add symptoms by typing your medical complaint in the search box and selecting the best matching suggestion.
Note: Your information will be kept anonymously.
Once you have selected all applicable symptoms, click the “analyze disease pattern”-button.
Accordingly, you will get a list of possible diseases and matching doctor categories who can further help you.
You can inform yourself about the possible diseases by reading the related information. But you can also return to the previous step and add more symptoms or delete already added ones to further narrow down your disease pattern.
Click on the desired doctor category to find a doctor who can help you.
If you are logged in with your profile, you will be displayed the appropriate doctors in your area. Otherwise you can enter an address in the “address” field and you will be displayed a doctor’s list around that specified address.
You will receive further information about the displayed doctors when you press on “details”.
Online bookable doctors in your area will be indicated with the notation “Book appointment” or “Book externally”, additionally they will be displayed on top of the list for your convenience.
Click on “Book appointment” to start the online appointment booking process with the desired doctor.
Please select an available appointment. “Green“ appointments are booked directly. “Red“ appointments need to be confirmed by the doctor.
Enter your general personal and health information.
Enter your present medical symptoms.
Enter your mobile phone number to identify yourself and you can finalize the appointment booking.
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