JAN 16, 2018 7:28 PM PST

Trouble Sleeping? Try This...

WRITTEN BY: Anthony Bouchard


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.
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