A Scientists’ Guide to Better Sleep

Clean sheets, the ideal temperature, and other expert tips

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Think of your bed as an investment

Wash your sheets often

Ban all screens

Add background noise

Keep a flashlight handy

Cool down

Think of light as a tool

Have a bedtime scent

Clean up

Eliminate distraction

Stick to a sleep uniform

Create a space you’re happy to spend time in

Chicago-based freelance writer specializing in mental health. Words in The Cut, VICE, SUCCESS Magazine, the Chicago Tribune and more. www.jamiegfriedlander.com

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