Hacks to help you sleep better

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Woman sleeping peacefully
Woman sleeping peacefully

Lavender, jasmine, vanilla and sandalwood are essential oils that promote deeper sleep. Add a few drops of your preferred oil in enough water in a di user to last the night.

This might seem illogical but there’s a scientific reason why it works – you reset your nervous system. When you submerge your face in a bowl of cold water it triggers an involuntary phenomenon called the Mammalian Dive Re ex, which lowers your heart rate and blood pressure. This leaves you refreshed, relaxed and ready for bed.

Most commercially available sleep trackers are not accurate as they only measure blood pressure and movement and may not accurately track REM sleep. Checking the data daily can lead to an unhealthy preoccupation with achieving perfect sleep. The solution is to let your body tell you how much sleep you need and adjust bedtimes accordingly.

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