JAN 16, 2018 07:28 PM PST

Trouble Sleeping? Try This...


Sleep is a valuable thing, but not everyone gets enough Z's at night. Several people suffer from insomnia, or merely have problems sleeping because of the environment they lay in.

If you can't sleep, there are a few things you can do to help the situation. As sleep expert Matthew Walker from the University of California, Berkley explains, these adjustments to your life might help:

• Maintain sleep schedule regularity so that your internal clock knows when to shut your body down
• Dim the lights (and computer/phone screens) at night so that you get the proper amount of darkness in your bedroom
• Keep the bedroom cool so that you're not overheating as you try to sleep - somewhere around 68º Fahrenheit is good
• Avoid alcohol and caffeine just before bed, as these chemicals impact the depth of sleep you receive
• Don't lay in bed if you can't sleep, as your brain might keep you awake as you become used to being awake in your bed

Many of these tips, if not all of them, can probably help the vast majority of people catch a better night's rest. Given just how vital sleep is, you owe it to yourself to get a full eight hours before starting your next day.

About the Author
  • Fascinated by scientific discoveries and media, Anthony found his way here at LabRoots, where he would be able to dabble in the two. Anthony is a technology junkie that has vast experience in computer systems and automobile mechanics, as opposite as those sound.
You May Also Like
OCT 21, 2019
Clinical & Molecular DX
OCT 21, 2019
Hepatitis A Causes Public Health Crisis In Florida
Although highly contagious, Hepatitis A is considered a rare disease. It has largely been controlled through immunizations. That said, in Florida, Hepatiti...
OCT 21, 2019
Chemistry & Physics
OCT 21, 2019
Ultra-dark Material Constructed with Carbon Nanotubes
The reason why we can "see" is because when light rays strike an object, a portion of them get reflected at its surface and enter into our eyes....
OCT 21, 2019
Space & Astronomy
OCT 21, 2019
Elon Musk Shows Off SpaceX's Shiny New Starship
If you’ve been paying any attention to SpaceX lately, then you’ve undoubtedly caught wind of the plethora of controlled launching and landing t...
OCT 21, 2019
Space & Astronomy
OCT 21, 2019
Why the Search for Other Planets is So Captivating
Astronomers are continuously searching for other planets, whether those reside right here in the solar system with us, or far away in another stellar syste...
OCT 21, 2019
Space & Astronomy
OCT 21, 2019
How Astronomers Determine the Universe's Age
The universe is so old and so large that the Earth is but an insignificant speck of dust by comparison. Astronomers are always trying to make sense of the...
OCT 21, 2019
Space & Astronomy
OCT 21, 2019
Here's Why NASA Wants to Crash a Spacecraft Into an Asteroid
Yes, you read that right; NASA would like to slam a purposefully built spacecraft into the surface of an asteroid. While this idea might seem like a substa...
Loading Comments...