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17 Cheat Sheets That Will Actually Help You Sleep Better

Sleep > everything, basically

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1. For all those times you need to turn your brain off before bed:

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Because "Just relax!" isn't as helpful as a bunch of actual tips for how to do that. And btw, here are some more infographics that might help you make de-stressing a practice.

2. When it might actually be your caffeine intake that's wrecking your sleep:

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Caffeine is obviously delightful and can actually make for a super refreshing nap if you time it right. But if you drink a lot of it or drink it all day and into the evening or if you don't time your sleep that well, you won't be getting restful sleep, which sucks.

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5. When the problem isn't sleeping so much as it is waking up in the morning:

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Here are some products that might make being a morning person something you can live with, and when you're ready to level up, here are some hacks and strategies to help you become a morning exerciser, and

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8. When you want to know what's happening to your brain and body during a night of sleep:

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Just in case you want to understand why waking up at certain times makes you even more groggy and disoriented than you did when you went to sleep, while other times you wake up feeling like a g.d. superhero.

Have some fun learning more about sleep with this quiz.

9. When you need a few gentle yoga moves to help you feel loose and relaxed:

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Whether you've had a super active day or a super sedentary one, give your body some love by getting it ready for bed with these gentle, calming moves.

10. When you need to be reminded why and how getting enough sleep is really good for your health and fitness:

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Being sleep-deprived feels terrible but it's actually also not great for your health and fitness. Learn more it here.

12. And when you need a quick checklist to try to determine whether the snoring is sleep apnea, which is a bigger deal:

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Sleep apnea is when you stop breathing for at least 10 seconds more than five times an hour during sleep. If left untreated it can have long-term health effects (like high blood pressure, stroke, and weight gain), which is why it's important to know if you're experiencing it.

Learn more about it here.

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