Your guide to good health


Sömn - engelskaThe content concerns Östergötland

You need sleep so that your brain and body can rest. Sleep helps your body stay healthy.

Adults need to get between six and nine hours
of sleep every night.
Different people need different amounts of sleep.
You know you are getting enough
if you feel alert and energetic during the day and feel healthy.
If you get enough sleep, it helps you
avoid getting certain illnesses.
These illnesses include cardiovascular disease,
high cholesterol, type 2 diabetes,
depression and fatigue.

Tips for good sleep:

  • Get plenty of physical activity during the day.
  • Take breaks.
  • If you snore, try to lose weight.
  • Only do calming activities right before bedtime.
  • Do not drink coffee or alcohol in the evening and do
    not smoke cigarettes or use snus in the evening.
  • Do not use your mobile phone, tablet, computer or TV
    just before bed or if you wake up during the night.

If you need help changing your sleep habits,
you can get help from your local health care centre.
For example, there is a treatment you can do online
using a computer, tablet or mobile phone (in Swedish).
The treatment is called Sovhjälpen (Sleep help) and is
available in Swedish.
You can also get help from a counsellor or a psychologist
at your local health care centre.

Om du behöver hjälp med din sömn

Om du behöver hjälp med att ändra de vanor som
du har med din sömn
kan du få hjälp av din vårdcentral.
Det finns till exempel en digital behandling som
du kan göra med hjälp av en dator eller en mobiltelefon.
Den digitala behandlingen heter Sovhjälpen.
Du kan också få hjälp av
en kurator eller en psykolog på vårdcentralen.

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