Take One Minute Out of Each Day

Good sleep can seem like a mystery: The sleep fairy blesses us with sleep or keeps us awake all night, regardless of our best intentions. But of course that’s not the case. Much of our sleep is determined by what we did hours earlier in the day, along with the...

Drink Smarter to Sleep Better

I love drinking, but drinking doesn’t love me back – especially when it comes to getting good sleep. The effects of alcohol and sleep have been studied since the 1930’s. And since then we’ve known that alcohol isn’t a solution for sleep problems – it’s a cause, even...

Get Rid of Anxiety

Insomnia isn’t a sleep disorder, it’s an anxiety disorder. If you know the feeling of climbing into bed, closing your eyes, and instead of feeling sleepy, only feeling your mind start to race and your heart start to beat faster, you know this is true. This...

Get Rid of Blue Light

Before we were even walking on two legs, our bodies had evolved to use sunlight as the primary signal for sleeping and waking. Neuroscientists have shown that a narrow portion of sunlight, along the blue spectrum, is especially important for us. Special photopigments...

Track Your Sleep with the Sleep Cycle App

Knowing how well you actually sleep is critical to sleeping better. That’s where the Sleep Cycle app comes in. It will tell you exactly when you went to bed, fell asleep, and woke up. It also measures the quality of your sleep by tracking your movement through the...

Turn the Temperature Way Down

After earplugs and melatonin, if there’s one thing has made the biggest difference in my sleep, it’s having a cold room to sleep in – but it’s also been the most difficult change to make because our optimal sleep temperature is somewhere between 60 and 68 degrees...