This chart shows you 18 ways that sleep can boost your productivity, based on the latest sleep science.
Are you getting your full 7-9 hours of sleep each night? Even healthy people can struggle with falling to sleep for reasons they might not even be aware of.
For instance, did you know that looking at your phone before bed can send signals to your brain that trick it into staying awake?
Your brain relies on chemical signals to put itself to sleep. The science of sleep has been studied for years and researchers have been uncovering new discoveries like this for years.
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One published in Nature science journal showed that wearing socks to bed can also help you fall asleep. Another study showed that sleeping in a blue room helps get you a better night’s sleep.
We’ve looked at 18 science-backed sleep tips for getting a better night’s rest. Highlights include things to avoid before bed, like alcohol, nicotine, caffeine, late naps or bright screens.
There are also tips that you can try if you find yourself restless. Things like using white noise sleep sounds eating small snacks like avocados, or taking baths can all help you fall asleep by utilizing those chemical signals that your body relies on.