15 Things You Could Be Doing to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is important to many, but few people actually do it. Life gets in the way, which leaves you too much to do and not enough time to get those necessary hours. But the hours of sleep you do manage to get should be the best they can be — here are all the things you could be doing to sleep a little better at night.

1. Exercise in the morning

three women doing plank exercise in fitness class.

Morning or daytime exercise is great for sleep habits. | Bojan89/iStock/Getty Images

Exercise helps the body in many ways, including a better night’s sleep. Increased physical activity early in the day can help the body fall into a deeper sleep at night. However, you don’t want to exercise too soon before bed. Since exercise gets the blood pumping and wakes your body up, it may be difficult to fall asleep if you’re on the treadmill just an hour before bed. Try to exercise no less than four hours before you go to sleep.

Next: Let the natural light wake you. 

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