14 Scientific Hacks To Help You Get A Better Night's Sleep

    You'll be nodding off in no time.

    1. Use the 90-minute rule.

    2. If you want to nap, do it between 1pm and 3pm.

    3. Drink a coffee before a quick nap.

    4. Get some exercise.

    5. Avoid bright screens in the few hours before bed.

    6. Use neutral sounds to tackle noise pollution.

    7. Wear a pair of warm socks if you're too cold, or stick your feet out of the duvet if you're hot.

    8. Have a bath just before bed.

    9. List your problems and how you might solve them.

    10. Eat a small, carb-filled supper before bed.

    11. Introduce something lavender-scented to your bedroom.

    12. Use your bedroom only for sleep (and sex).

    13. If you wake in the night and don't fall back asleep within 20 minutes, get up.

    14. Work out how much sleep you actually need every night.

    Sweet dreams!

    Thanks to Richard Wiseman and his book Night School: Wake Up to the Power of Sleep for these tips.