They Sleep with the Door Open
While some sleep tricks seem a bit out there, this one’s actually backed by science. In a study published by Indoor Air: International Journal of Indoor Environment and Health, scientists observed a group of healthy young adults sleeping over a period of five nights. Those who slept with the bedroom door open reported a better and longer night’s sleep than those who slept with the door closed. Why? When you open your door, you’re providing more ventilation to the room, which might help some people drift off more easily. Opening the door also caused the temperature of the room to lower slightly, to about 67 degrees Fahrenheit—optimal for sleep. So instead of tossing and turning, crack open your bedroom door.
They Create a Routine
Some nights, you’re in bed by 10 p.m. Others, you drag yourself to your room at 1 a.m. It can be tough to set a sleep routine and stick with it, but it’s super important. And yes, you should stick with your routine on the weekends. Sleeping until noon on the weekends won’t actually make up for a week of bad nights. Choose a reasonable time to go to bed and wake up each night and day, and make a concerted effort to stick to your timetable. It’s worth it in the long run—we promise.