The One Thing a Sleep Expert Wants You to Stop Doing



In the quest to get our recommended eight hours of sleep, we've turned down the temperature in the bedroom, keyed-up a soothing playlist, and tapped into some mindfulness apps to get in the zone, among several other assistors. But here's the thing: Doing all of these "tricks" is completely null if you aren't dropping other snooze-inhibiting habits.

The problem is that while we know things like catching up on the latest episode of This Is Us and answering emails well until the wee hours of the night don't pave the way for a more restful night's sleep, there's another important (and often overlooked) culprit that we need to nix in order to catch some meaningful z's. Below, Laurie Brodsky, N.D., Dirty Lemon's's resident expert on all things slumber, sounds off on what exactly this sleep saboteur is.