How to Sleep Better

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We’re always looking for the next best thing. That can mean a phone, a car, and yes, even our sleep techniques. But unlike those first two, how to sleep better isn’t always easily recognizable or diagnosable. Our bodies are all individually us, and as such require a nuanced take to get us to our optimal sleep zone. That being said, there are some general tips we can give on how to sleep better to make sure that your mattress time is being used in the most efficient way possible.

First off, power down your devices. Those aren’t doing your sleep schedule any favors. In addition to giving off the most profound enemy of sleep, blue light, devices also contribute to anxiety and depression, which can affect your psyche before you fall asleep. For best results, try putting your phone at least an hour before you’re scheduled to sleep. If you’re looking for other advice on how to sleep better, you can try a diet change.

Foods that are rich in potassium can often help the production of melatonin, a vital hormone that has to do with sleep regulation in the body. It’s also important to make sure that you’re sleeping at the same time every day. Try not to stay up too late on the weekends, even if you’re sleeping in to make up for it, it can have a profound effect on your circadian rhythms.

As always, the most important way to sleep better is to make time for it. Be sure you have a solid seven to nine hours to devote to this time every night. Not only will you feel better in the morning, you’ll be a more effective person when you’re well slept.

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Meet Our Review Board

Each week our team researches, writes and collaborates with industry leaders to bring you simple easy-to-read sleep information.

David Bridge

Sleep Coach

Siddhesh Tiwatne

Sleep Coach

Authored by health experts and journalists

Fact checked and science-backed

Medically reviewed by physicians

Meet Our Review Board

Each week our team researches, writes and collaborates with industry leaders to bring you simple easy-to-read sleep information.

David Bridge

Sleep Coach

Siddhesh Tiwatne

Sleep Coach

Authored by health experts and journalists

Fact checked and science-backed

Medically reviewed by physicians