Does your bedtime routine involve shutting down your laptop or sending that last text and expecting to fall straight to sleep? How’s that working for you?
Experts call that behavior bad sleep hygiene. It’s when you skip past the time needed to help your body properly prep for sleep, and so often you’ll toss and turn.
What really gets the body ready for a good’s night sleep, experts say, are a handful of wind-down practices, like what our parents did for us as childrenâ€”bath, jammies, milk, bedtime story. What’s the adult equivalent?
Continue reading here for eight tips on how to fall asleep faster, and get better sleep.
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