Should the definition of “sleep hygiene” be antedated of a century? A historical note based on an old book by Paolo Mantegazza, rediscovered

  title={Should the definition of “sleep hygiene” be antedated of a century? A historical note based on an old book by Paolo Mantegazza, rediscovered},
  author={Gian Luigi Gigli and Mariarosaria Valente},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
The article contains a historical note on the concept of sleep hygiene, developed in 1977 by Peter Hauri, who developed a set of sleep-promoting rules, considered the fundament for sleep-hygiene techniques. Somnologists, unanimously ascribed to Hauri the fatherhood of the lucky term, while numerous books included at least a section on sleep hygiene. “Inadequate sleep hygiene” was included as a nosological entity in the International Classification of Sleep Disorders. This article intends to… 
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  • Wolters Kluwer Health, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, pp 515–520 Table 1 Similarities of Hauris’ rules when compared to Mantegazza’s indications Hauris’ rules (1977) Mantegazza’s indications
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