If you toss, turn, and then reach for your phone … you need #4.
Those who don’t understand always dole out the same advice: “Go to bed earlier!” “Just try to relax!” But those who actually struggle to get their nightly ZZZs know it’s easier said than done. We polled self-described poor sleepers about what really helps them get into that REM cycle. Here’s what to do before bedtime, in their own words:
Lather Quiet Night Relax
“I rub this on my temples, my neck, and the bottom of my feet and then I put on a meditation from my favorite app, Stop, Breathe & Think. Sometimes, I fall asleep with my headphones still in!” —Leah S., 32