How to Guarantee Yourself a Good Night's Sleep, According to a Scientist


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By now you’re probably a pro at falling asleep fast. But staying asleep (sans tossing and turning) is a completely different story. You can take a warm bath, sip chamomile tea, and cut out caffeine, alcohol, and nicotine all in hopes of getting that sought-after good night’s sleep. But even if you think you're doing everything right, what if we told you that your bedroom itself could actually be to blame for your restless nights? We did our research, and it turns out your surroundings play more of a role than you may realize.

Scientists have found that seemingly innocuous details like the temperature of your room—or stranger yet, how clean it is—can actually impact how well you sleep. The good news is that most of these things are very easy fixes—meaning you’re just a few lifestyle tweaks away from getting some consistently solid shut-eye. Keep reading to find out how to sleep better tonight!