12 Simple Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Do you want to wake up feeling energized and ready to take on the world? Follow these tips for getting a more restful night!

Get Into a Routine

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You need at least 7 hours of sleep per night – and eight is even better. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day can help ensure you get the right amount. 

Turn Off Your Electronics

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The blue light and constant buzz keep our brains alert. Turn all your screens off at least 30 minutes before bed for a better night’s rest. 


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Meditation helps us feel more relaxed and grounded. Try meditating before bed to ease yourself into sleep. 

Noise Canceling Headphones

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All the random noises throughout the night keep us on the brink of wakefulness. Tune out the world with noise-canceling headphones or a white noise machine. 

Black Out Curtains

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Although nothing beats waking up to the sun’s first rays on your face, if you need to sleep later than sunrise, you should get black-out curtains. 

A Great Pillow

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Many people struggle with restless nights because they’re using the wrong pillow. Test various pillow types and structures to find the one that gives you the best support. 

The Right Temperature

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Whether too hot or too cold, an uncomfortable temperature can hinder your rest. Set the thermostat to your ideal sleeping zone. 

Bedtime Tea

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Before hitting the hay, brew yourself some herbal tea to relax and ease your body into a restful state. Ensure it’s caffeine-free!

Invest in a Mattress

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A good mattress will cost a pretty penny, but it’s worth the price. Invest in something with good back support that helps you fall into a dream the second you lay down. 

Early Dinner

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A big dinner may make us sleepy, but the digestive process hinders the restorative properties of sleep. Sometimes, the acid reflux of a big dinner can make sleeping impossible. For a better night’s rest, eat a little earlier so you don’t have that bloated feeling before bed. 

Avoid Alcohol

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Booze may make us sleepy, but our bodies are too busy repairing the damage from alcohol to get the rest we need. 

Work Out 

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Have you ever gone to bed after a long hike? Remember how quickly you sank into your mattress and drifted into dreamland? Recreate that by working out regularly.

More Ways To Improve Your Life

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If you’re not ready for the hard work, take smaller steps that will help you improve your life starting today. 

Find out more: How To Improve Your Life Right Now

Let Your Emotions Out

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Increase your health and wellness with a simple, low cost tool: Journaling. But don’t take our word for it. 

Mental health experts speak out about all the benefits journaling offers

16 Indulgent Self Care Sunday Activities

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Self-Care is essential to wellbeing. Try one of these indulgent self care activities when you have a moment of spare time

Let Your Free Spirit Soar

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Are you a free spirit, forced to live in a little box by society’s constraints? Here are some tips for letting your spirit soar

Be True To Yourself

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To live a happy, healthy, life, you must be true to yourself. It can be hard to be ourselves when society wants to force us to be something we’re not. Here are 16 ways to be unapologetically you