When your alarm goes off in the morning,
Jump out of bed to greet the day?
Hit snooze, roll over, and dread waking up?
If you hate waking up as much as this girl, read on for tips to make the most out of your REM cycle tonight.
Discover how much and what kind of sleep you’re getting.
sleep and ways for you to fall (and stay) asleep.
, an app designed to help you reach your ideal
sleep goal, tracks the number of hours you rest during
the night while other features allow you to fall asleep
faster and stay asleep longer.
Tweak your habits before bedtime.
In addition to creating a consistent bed-time routine, avoid eating or drinking anything that keeps you awake throughout the night. No heavy meals and liquids at least 2 hours before you snooze, especially anything containing caffeine, alcohol, and sugar. Instead, nibble on the “Gone Nuts!” fruit and nut clusters in the mybestsleep box
to curb your cravings.
Create a sleep-positive atmosphere.
Getting a great night’s sleep can be nearly impossible if you don’t feel comfortable in your bedroom space. Minor changes, like lowering the amount of light 2-3 hours before bedtime, can help prepare your mind and body to wind down for the night. If you prefer certain scents, use incense or aromatherapy sprays to give your sleep space a more relaxed feel. Using an eye mask, especially if you live in a big city, is another great way to help your body relax.
Christine Williams is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York.