If you feel like you haven’t had a good night’s sleep in weeks, or even months, you’re not alone. Whether you are a student, new parent or kicking-butt in your career, we all want to know how to fall asleep faster and sleep better. I know I do. Recently, I sought the help of a sleep therapist to help me identify by bad bedtime habits and finally snooze with ease. Turns out, sleep hygiene can play a huge part in how well you sleep. If you can’t seem to get enough shuteye — these common bad habits could be to blame.
You’re spending too much time in bed
The idea is that shortening the amount of time you spend in bed consolidates your sleep, allowing you to sleep deeper. You should only sleep as much as you need to feel rested.
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You’re not clocking in enough sleep
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You’re napping too much
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Your bedroom is to blame
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Leave your problems at the bedroom door
Don’t go to bed hungry
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Stop watching the clock like a hawk
You’re not exercising enough
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It might be an underlying medical condition
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