6 Science-Backed Ways to Fall (and Stay) Asleep


Guille Faingold

For some of us, falling asleep is only half the battle—waking up throughout the night is no less of a struggle, particularly when you're trying to work through the resulting haze of fatigue the following day. But since scientists only seem to deem proper sleep more important all the time, poor shut-eye should never be ignored. You don't have to chalk it up to genetics—with insomnia, there could be quite an array of factors at play. Like, say, your coziest flannel pajamas. Or your love of Snapchat's deer filter.

A quality night of rest can only happen when your body cycles through its sleep phases properly and efficiently, so it's essential to make sure that you're creating the ideal conditions for that to happen. There's a science to it—so below, find some research-backed lifestyle tweaks that will ensure your dreamiest night of sleep ever.