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The Quicker Way to a Good Night's Rest

Some useful tips to help you fall asleep faster.

Finding true rest for body and mind, a woman on the sofa is reading a book in the living room with the best temperature for sleep. Finding true rest for body and mind, a woman on the sofa is reading a book in the living room with the best temperature for sleep.

Experts remind us that we need a good seven to nine hours of sleep at night to function optimally. But how many of us are actually able to stick to that regimen? Life seems to inundate us with distractions almost everywhere we look, making it harder to de-stress and relax after we get home.

Even more fatiguing is the fact that long-term sleep deprivation not only leaves us feeling perpetually groggy and sluggish, it can also lead to a number of health complications we could all do without, such as obesity, diabetes, and depression.

The science of sleep

The good news is that a good night’s rest isn’t entirely out of reach. Here are a few simple steps that will have you sleeping soundly sooner than you think.

A woman is sleeping well in the bed, and it looks the environment has an ideal sleeping temperature. A woman is sleeping well in the bed, and it looks the environment has an ideal sleeping temperature.

Good night. Draft-free night.

* ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) defines “Still Air” as air currents at speeds below 0.15m/s which lacks the presence of cold drafts.

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