Mind and Body

5 ways to get better sleep

Sleep is necessary for mental and physical health.

Experts recommend between seven and nine hours of sleep per night.

But unfortunately, sometimes sleep eludes us.

Here are 5 ways to boost your sleep health.

Keep your sleeping space cool, dark, and free of electronics when possible.

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When possible, separate your work space from your sleeping space.

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Establish a regular bedtime and wake-up routine.

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Stay away from nicotine or alcohol within four hours of bedtime.

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Writing a to-do list before bed can decrease anxiety and lead to more restful sleep.

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Read more stories about the science of sleep here.

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