Something we all take for granted is a good night’s sleep. After a hard day’s work, the fact that we can rest for the evening, and, by morning, feel ready to tackle a new day, is incredible.
That “ready for the day” feeling is something scientists have studied for decades. Now we know that getting a good night’s rest is important for more than just feeling your best — it’s central to the healthy functioning of both the mind and body.
But how can we make our sleep better? The consensus from both the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and the Sleep Research Society is that most adults need at least seven hours of sleep each night. But even if you get to bed on time, those seven hours are sometimes full of tossing, turning, bathroom breaks, and phone checks. Seven hours of fitful sleep is certainly not a good night’s rest.
Thankfully, there are a ton of simple, practical tips to help you achieve better sleep. One great one? A bedtime routine. We talked to Amy Hart, Chief Innovation Officer at Elevation Labs, to get her perspective on how to easily get better sleep in a few easy steps.