What to do when you can't sleep?

Getting a good night's sleep is one of the most important factors in your overall health and well-being, yet 30 to 44% of the U.S. UU. In one study, researchers classified 93 participants with sleep problems into three groups. One group was instructed to listen to classical music, another was asked to listen to an audiobook and the last one received no intervention.

Researchers in one study gave participants who couldn't sleep 500 mg of active magnesium every day for eight weeks. The National Sleep Foundation recommends a room temperature of 60 to 67 degrees Fahrenheit for optimal sleep. We spend about a third of our lives doing it. Not only do humans need it; in fact, our furry koala friends get an impressive 14.5 hours of sleep every day, but the first place goes to bats.

Bats are the longest-sleeping bats in history, and they receive a whopping 20 hours each night. Are you jealous? The blue light wakes you up. Using your phone, laptop, and watching TV will divert you from the ultimate goal of your restful sleep. It's very easy to fall into a black hole of funny cat videos on YouTube before you realize that it's 3 in the morning and you have to get up in 5 hours.

If you really need to, try lowering the screen brightness or activating a night mode filter, this will help control your melatonin. Get out of bed when you can't sleep. Don't try to force yourself to sleep. Going around only increases your anxiety.

Get up, leave the room and do something relaxing, such as reading, meditating, or taking a bath. When you're sleepy, go back to bed.