7 Steps to Better Sleep

If you’ve been having a hard time getting to sleep lately, you’re not alone. Nearly 40 percent of people surveyed in a recent study reported having more or much more trouble than usual during the pandemic.

Here’s what to know about improving your shut-eye →

Start with good sheets, and remember that the quality of the cotton matters more than thread counts. One of my Wirecutter colleagues suggests looking for “long-staple” or “extra-long-staple” cotton threads.

Match your pillow to your sleep style. If you’re a back- or stomach-sleeper, look for a less-fluffy pillow. Side-sleeper? Seek a pillow that’s lofty enough to support your neck. Test a few to find what you’re looking for.

Finish your dinner and drinks at least two hours before bedtime. A big meal tells your brain to wake up, says the sleep psychologist Michael Breus, and alcohol wreaks havoc on the chemicals that regulate your circadian rhythm.

Check out the full New York Times article, click here!

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