49 Ways To Get Better Sleep

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Working out how to get better sleep and sharing our findings is our whole schtick here at Hack To Sleep.

We’ve dedicated our lives to the pursuit of the best night’s sleep we can get — so good that not only does it leave you feeling restful and energized the next day, but it totally transforms your quality of life.

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Everyone knows that high quality sleep is the key to a high quality life.


With that in mind, we’ve compiled this monster list of 49 science-backed ways to get better sleep. If you can’t handle 5,500 words of sleep hacking gold… look away now!

Now, we’re not saying that you should adopt all of these things right here, right now, but rather that you use this list as a springboard to getting better sleep.

Some of these methods will work better for you than others, and we’ve made sure to include a number of easy, free and cheap things as well as a few more significant purchases and changes, so you can experiment and work out what works best for you.

And remember, if we’ve missed out one of your top tips, let us know in the comments!

Let’s take it away…

How to Get Better Sleep

Keep a Sleep Schedule

The most important thing you can implement right now for a better night’s sleep, is to set a sleep schedule.

You should be aiming to go to bed and wake up at the same time every single day — even on the weekends.

By doing this, you’ll be normalizing your body clock, ensuring that you don’t feel groggy — or even slightly jetlagged — on those days when you lie in or go to bed later than normal.

By setting a sleep schedule — and sticking to it — your circadian rhythms will sync together and you won’t find yourself fighting against your body’s natural urges to either stay awake or fall asleep. Eventually, you should even be able to wake up without an alarm clock!

You may need to do some experimenting at first to see what bed time and wake up time work best for you, and make you feel the most refreshed the next day.

Track Your Sleep

As the saying goes, ‘what gets measured, gets managed.’

Tracking your sleep is a great way to learn about your natural sleep patterns, see how you compare to other people in the same demographics as you, and spot where you can improve your sleep.

Many fitness trackers, such as a FitBit, are able to track your sleep and present you with your statistics when you wake up the next day. These trackers usually monitor your heartrate to best determine your results.

If you don’t have a FitBit or you’re on a budget, there are plenty of smartphone apps available that track your sleep, usually using motion and sound sensing.

They may not be quite as accurate as a heart beat tracker, but they’re certainly a great indicator that should point you in the right direction.

>> The 6 Best Apps for Tracking Your Sleep

If you’re up for spending a little more money on a high tech device, check out these incredible sleep monitoring devices for 2017. For committed sleep hackers only!

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Or Keep a Sleep Diary

If you don’t fancy hooking yourself up to a sleep monitor or tracking device, you can simply record your thoughts, feelings and experiences when sleeping manually.

We recommend that you keep a notebook next to your bed and that you complete your entry as soon as you wake up, when it’s fresh in your mind.

Record things like how often you woke up, if you dreamed, how long it took you to fall off to sleep, whether you experienced any pain, snoring etc.

Pretty soon you should have a good picture of what your sleep health looks like.

Sleep on the Best Mattress

Another hugely important factor in getting a good night’s sleep is having a comfortable and supportive mattress to sleep on.

Mattress prices and quality range hugely — and a high price tag doesn’t necessarily mean a great mattress — but we would suggest that this is a worthy investment.

There are few other purchases than can have such a profound effect on your mental and physical health than a good mattress.

We’ve tested plenty of mattresses over the years, but we’ve picked out just a few of the best here to give you some pointers:

… Or Buy a Mattress Topper

We know that a mattress — even a cheap one — is still a significant investment.

But there is a cheaper way to upgrade the comfort and support levels of your bed — buy a mattress topper instead.

A good mattress topper can transform a bad mattress and improve your sleep with a minimal investment.

One of our favorites is the Sleep Innovations 4-Inch Dual Layer Mattress Topper — you can read our review here.

>> The Best Mattress Toppers for Lower Back Pain

>> The Best Latex Mattress Toppers

Buy a Better Pillow

Having a good pillow is a great place to start when you’re trying to sleep better.

Ideally, you want something that strikes the right balance between comfort and support for you, and that correctly aligns your spine and neck.

You’ll need one that suits your sleeping style too:

  • Side sleepers: firm to medium
  • Back sleepers: medium
  • Stomach sleepers: soft to flat

Try Sleeping Without a Pillow

A good pillow is worth its weight in gold, but we firmly believe that no pillow is always better than a wrong pillow.

So if your pillow is giving you neck ache or you simply can’t get comfortable, try going without for the night and seeing if that makes a difference.

Neck and back problems will always worsen if your body is out of alignment, which can easily happen if you use the wrong pillow for your sleeping needs.

Sleeping without a pillow can actually improve your posture and even lessen the chance of wrinkles!

No Screens Before Bed

This method for how to get better sleep has been doing the rounds and becoming increasingly popular in the last few years.

You probably already know how melatonin — a natural hormone that encourages sleep — is secreted by your brain when it starts to get dark. It’s your body’s way of telling you that it’s bed time.

Well, the light emitted from your screens — laptops, tablets, smartphones — is especially disruptive to your melatonin levels as it tricks the brain into thinking that it’s still light, and that you’re not ready for sleep.

This type of light is called ‘blue light’.

By limiting your exposure to screens in the evening, you’ll ensure that your melatonin levels are naturally where they should be, and should be able to fall asleep quicker and easier than before.

Some people turn off their screens just an hour before bed, whereas others do the same after dinner. Experiment to see what works best for you.

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Turn Off the Lights

As it starts getting dark outside, you should be working to mimic that inside your house.

Now, we’re not saying that you should blackout your home at soon as the clock strikes 6, but you should start dimming the lights and ensuring that it’s not too much of an artificial environment.

Just like in the above point, artificial light will delay the production of melatonin, stopping you getting to sleep quickly.

You can even adopt this on your computer, if you download an app called F.lux. F.Lux works by manipulating the color and light output of your computer screen so that it mimics the natural light outside throughout the day.

Wear a Sleep Mask

In the same vein, wearing a sleep mask can help you get to sleep faster as it creates a truly dark environment for you, allowing your brain to flood your body with melatonin.

They’re practically mandatory if you work shifts or have a partner that comes to bed later than you.

Here’s a couple of our favorite and highly recommended sleep masks:

Nidra Deep Rest Eye Mask

Alaska Bear Natural Silk Sleep Mask

Do Your Exercise Early

While exercise generally is a great way to improve your overall health and sleep, doing it right before bed is a recipe for a bad night’s sleep.

Here’s why:

  • It raises levels of the stress hormone cortisol
  • Raises body temperature
  • Inflates metabolism

While this is fine early in the day, you’ll find it keeps you feeling awake and energized if you do it late at night.

Try and complete your workouts at least two hours before bedtime.

… But Definitely Don’t Not Exercise

Yes, you shouldn’t be exercising right before you go to bed, but you definitely should be exercising earlier in the day.

Regular exercise is one of the best ways to ensure your sleep patterns are optimal. It strengthens your circadian rhythms — helps you keep to that sleep schedule we spoke about earlier — and ensures you spend more time in super restorative, slow wave sleep.

Stretches and Yoga are Fine

Stretching, or a low impact exercise like yoga, are great to do before bed.

They’re known for lowering stress levels and calming you down mentally and physically — a great foundation for a good night’s sleep.

Some people actually find yoga to be a meditative exercise, which puts them in exactly the right frame of mind for a peaceful sleep.

Check out this excellent yoga before bed routine on the brilliant Yoga with Adriene YouTube channel:

Avoid Big Meals Right Before Bed

We’ve all been there. Eaten a huge dinner an hour before bed and then struggled to get a good night’s sleep afterwards.

Basically, while you may feel like you need a nap following a heavy meal, your body is going to be spending a lot of time and energy trying to digest that meal, which definitely won’t guarantee a restful night’s sleep.

Plus, it can cause things like indigestion and acid reflux, which are bound to wake you up and make you feel really uncomfortable.

Either eat at least two hours before your planned bedtime, or have a smaller evening meal instead.

Avoid Spicy and Greasy Foods

Aside from not being particularly healthy for you, spicy and greasy foods are likely to disrupt your sleep — particularly in the restorative, deep, slow wave stages.

These types of food take more work for your body to digest — even if your mind is sleepy, your body will be working to process that work.

Additionally, some of these foods will contain stimulating artificial ingredients that will keep you up and stop you sleeping. MSG, and excitotoxin found in a lot of Asian foods, for instance.

But Don’t Sleep on a Totally Empty Stomach Either

You’ll also find it difficult to sleep if your stomach is gnawing away and your mind is focused on food when you’re in bed.

Offset this with a small, easy to digest snack before going to bed — make sure it’s protein based, rather than carbohydrate or sugar.

Sleep hackers recommend foods like small portions of yoghurt, turkey and peanuts. As a bonus, these are also a source of tryptophan, a nutrient that promotes relaxation.

Avoid Caffeine, Nicotine and Alcohol Before Bed

Caffeine and nicotine are both stimulants than will stop you falling off to sleep quickly and easily.

You might be surprised that alcohol — although it’s a ‘downer’ and makes many people sleepy — is also harmful before bed.

While it might cause you to drop off to sleep quicker than normal, it will reduce your time spent in restorative REM sleep. That’s why you’re always so groggy in the morning, despite sleeping for longer, after a heavy one the night before.

Drink Sleepy Teas Instead

If you like a nightcap before bed, you could do much worse than putting on the kettle and brewing up a batch of tea instead.

Certain caffeine free teas, brewed up from herbs and spices, are known for their sleep inducing abilities.

Here are a few ingredients to look out for in the best sleepy tea:

  • Chamomile
  • Lavender
  • Valerian
  • Passionflower
  • Peppermint
  • Magnolia Bark

>> The 7 Best Teas for a Good Night’s Sleep (The Natural Way)

But Not Right Before Bed

Drinking water, tea or any liquid just before you go to bed is likely to mean middle-of-the-night trips to the bathroom.

To avoid this, we’d recommend finishing your imbibing at least one hour before bed. Some people recommend two hours — but we think that’s a bit excessive for anyone with a normal functioning bladder.

Try a Sleep Spray

Not only do drinking these herbal teas help send you off to sleep, but actually smelling these herbs does as well.

But it’s best if the smells last a little longer than the amount of time it takes you to drink your tea.

We’ve recently started experimenting with herbal room sprays to create a comfortable, sleepy environment. We’ve been using this product:

Asutra Pure Soothing Comfort Lavender and Chamomile Room and Body Mist

We simply spritz our bedrooms and our bodies a few times with it and are quickly transported to the Land of Nod!

Here’s what we love about it:

  • 100% natural and organic
  • Made from lavender and chamomile essential oils
  • Hypoallergenic and pet safe
  • Long lasting scent
  • Fortified with jojoba oil and aloe vera for skin revitalizing
  • Money back guarantee

Take a Hot Bath

The primary indicator of whether you’re going to have a good night’s sleep or not, is whether you’re relaxed by the time you climb into bed.

If you’re stressed and still preoccupied by the events of the day, it’s unlikely that you’ll sleep well.

One of the best ways to relax is to take a hot bath before bed.

The heat, moisture and scent of your bath products should transport you to a much calmer and more peaceful state of mind.

Practice Meditation

A regular meditative practice is a great way to train your brain to relax and detach from your thoughts.

It doesn’t have to be something that you do before bed — many people meditate first thing in the morning, in fact — but consistency — doing it every day — is important.

Meditation is currently riding a bit of a wave in the sleep hacking community, but truthfully it’s been around for thousands of years as a way to help you control your mind, your reactions and emotions to external stimuli.

By being able to control yourself in this way, you’ll be able to reduce your overall stress levels — which is a great way to get better sleep.

You don’t need any equipment to meditate, although beginners often find that they do best when they follow a guided meditation track.

These are readily available all over the internet, as well as on various apps.

Here’s a great one with acclaimed practitioner Tara Brach:

>> Headspace Meditation App Review

Or Try Some Deep Breathing Instead

If meditation is a little ‘out there’ for you, that’s no problem — try some deep breathing instead.

This will mimic the same relaxation result that you’ll get from meditation, and you can do it in bed for 5 minutes at the end of the day.

One of our favorite techniques is square breathing, which is exactly what it sounds like: breathe in for 3 seconds, hold for 3 seconds, breathe out for 3 seconds, hold for 3 seconds. And repeat.

You can gradually increase the number of seconds as well.

Journal

One of the things that’s most likely to stop us getting to sleep quickly is worrying and obsessing about the day that’s just happened.

If you found yourself in a similar situation, you might find journaling to be a useful tool for you.

How and what you journal is totally up to you.

Personally, we simply jot down all our thoughts, all our worries into the Day One journal app.

We know other people that write about all the events of the day, diary style, into a physical diary.

Regardless of how you do it, it’s a great way of getting out of your own head.

Get Therapy

Sometimes, life can get on top of you to the point that a quick journaling session in the evening isn’t enough to ease your mind.

If you’re suffering from insomnia because of worries, depression or anxiety, we recommend seeking outside help.

Sometimes we all need a helping hand to assist us in getting out of our heads.

You’ve got plenty of options here — therapy sessions is just one of these.

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Take Supplements, Not Sleeping Pills

While sleeping pills may be very effective in the short term at helping you get a good night’s sleep, they have major repercussions in the long term, including addiction.

It’s for this reason that we recommend sleep hackers looking into sleep supplementation instead.

This is usually the much safer and healthier method, and many of these supplements will have profound benefits beyond the bedroom as well.

Melatonin is the most common sleep supplement on the market, although it’s worth looking into the alternatives as well:

  • Magnesium
  • Glycine
  • L-Tryptophan
  • L-Theanine

>> The 6 Best Alternatives to Melatonin

Create a Nighttime Routine

Some of the tips we’ve detailed here are things that you should think about incorporating into your nighttime routine.

You know like you have a morning routine when you wake up? Say 20 minutes to an hour of things that you do at the same time, every single day, to prepare yourself for the day? Well, a nighttime routine is the same sort of thing — except you’re winding down the day and preparing yourself for sleep.

Exactly what your nighttime routine looks like will be personal to you — you should experiment to see what works for you.

Here’s a sneak peek into our routine right now:

  • 10 minutes of journaling
  • 1 mug of chamomile tea drunk during 20 minutes of reading
  • Light bedtime yoga routine
  • Turn down lights
  • Brush teeth, change into pajamas
  • Spritz lavender room spray
  • Get into bed
  • Put on sleep mask and listen to deep sleep hypnosis app
  • SLEEP!

Improve your Bedroom Environment

This tip on how to get better sleep is a major one — definitely one of the most important — and will likely take you a while to get completely right.

There are a few subsections to consider within it…

Keep it for Sleep and Sex

Your bed should be for two things only: sleeping and sex.

No work, no pets, no watching TV.

You need to condition yourself of the belief that all you do in your bed is sleep. That will ensure that as soon as you tuck yourself in, your body will know that it needs to sleep. It won’t be confused and want to start replying to emails instead.

No Pets

We know this is a hard one — believe us, it’s something we struggle with! — but you really shouldn’t be sleeping in the same bed as your dogs, cats, guinea pigs, sugar gliders…

Not only do they generally move a lot in the night, waking you up and disturbing your sleep cycle, but they generally bring plenty of allergens and dander into your sacred sleep space.

Cut lots of scratching and sneezing.

And I’m sure we don’t need to tell you about fleas…

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Keep it Dark

We’ve already discussed how darkness encourages the production of sleep hormone melatonin.

Make sure you’ve got heavy curtains or black-out blinds in your bedroom that keep the room dark.

Keep the Decor and Color Scheme Calm

The best way to ensure a good night’s sleep is to make sure that you’re feeling calm and peaceful before you go to bed.

If you’ve got aggressive artwork, a melee of colors and a lot of clutter in your bedroom, you’re not going to be feeling as stress free as you could be.

Keep your color scheme to neutrals, your artwork peaceful and minimal, and the room tidy — with all clutter stored away from the floor and walls.

Many people like to decorate their room in a Feng Shui style for the ultimate in peaceful and sleepy restoration.

>> The Complete Guide to Feng Shui Bedrooms

Keep the Air Healthy

Sleeping in a bedroom that’s too dry or too moist will cause you respiratory problems, and will definitely affect the quality of your sleep.

No one wants to be coughing or suffering from runny noses and eyes while they’re trying to get to sleep.

It might be worth using an air testing kit to see whether your bedroom requires its humidity levels adjusted.

Both humidifiers and dehumidifiers are widely available on Amazon — just remember to buy one that’s the appropriate size for your bedroom.

>> The 5 Best Dehumidifiers for the Bedroom

As for humidifiers, here’s the one that we’re currently devoted to:

Ultrasonic Cool Mist Humidifier by Pure Enrichment

It’s really reasonably priced and does a great job of immediately improving the air in our bedroom.

Here’s what else we love about it:

  • Runs really quietly
  • Has an automatic shut-off function
  • Comes with a night light
  • Can be used for up to 16 hours of continuous use
  • 360 degree mist nozzle
  • Dual speed control
  • 1.5 liter tank with moisture output of 150 ml per hour
  • 2 year warranty

Keep it Quiet

Another important factor in a bedroom is that it’s quiet. You’re not going to find it easy to drop off if it’s crazy loud outside.

Obviously, it’s not possible to tell your street to be quiet, get the dogs to stop barking, or to stop your partner getting up in the night for the bathroom, so you’ll need a way to keep it quiet for you.

Our solution?

Ear plugs.

Cheap, easy and effective.

Clean Your Bedroom

A tidy room equals a tidy mind.

One of the best ways to relax is to ensure that your bedroom is somewhere that you can relax in — a sanctuary.

If it’s messy and dirty? You’re going to be focusing on that, instead of sleep.

Keeping the floors clean and any cluttered stored away out of sight is an easy way to keep your room looking good.

Try and make your bed every day when you wake up as well — this way, you’ll be happy to jump back in at the end of the day.

Use a Smart Alarm

Using a traditional alarm clock is a sure fire way to startle yourself awake in the middle of a sleep cycle — which will lead to a sleepy, hangover-like feel for at least a few hours.

The best way to prevent this is to use a smart alarm.

These alarm clocks — usually part of a sleep monitoring app or device — wake you only at the lightest part of your sleep cycle.

This way you wake up feeling super refreshed.

One of the devices we’re testing at the moment is the Sense Sleep System.

This bad boy, which sits on your bedside table, is like an all-in-one sleep pill.

It can play various sleep ambient music tracks, monitors your sleep and employs its smart alarm to wake you at your lightest sleep stage — but always before the time you’ve specified.

A really nifty gadget!

Don’t Hit Snooze

And if you are still using a traditional alarm clock, whatever you do, don’t hit snooze.

Everytime you wake up and go back to sleep, you start another sleep cycle. In their entirety, these last around 90 minutes and take you through about 5 stages.

If woken in the middle of a cycle, your body will lapse into sleep inertia — you’ll be awake but feeling super groggy as your body tries to adjust to the fact that it’s not sleeping as it should be.

Sleep inertia can last up to 4 hours — that’s a huge period of time when you won’t be at your best.

>> This is Why You Should Never Hit the Snooze Button

Control Your Naps

Contrary to what some people believe, we know that naps are a good thing — but they can never make up for a real sleep.

And if you have too many naps — or nap for too long — you’re going to disrupt your body clock and sleep patterns.

Aim to keep naps under 30 minutes or at 90 minutes (1 full sleep cycle). Anywhere between 30 to 90 minutes will leave you feeling groggier than you did before you napped, while anything over 90 minutes will make it harder for you to fall asleep at bedtime.

Use Sound to Get to Sleep

We know that we said earlier that your bedroom should be as quiet as possible — which is true — but if you’re someone that finds it hard to quieten their mind to relax, you might want to consider listening to something as you sleep.

Here are a few options that we’ve experimented with to great effect over the years:

Deep Sleep Hypnosis

Some people are scared of experimenting with hypnosis for better sleep, but there’s increasingly been more studies finding that hypnosis can be an effective tool for promoting deeper sleep — providing the person is receptive to hypnosis.

You’ve gotta go in with an open mind!

>> The Best Sleep Hypnosis Apps: 5 Deep Sleep Apps Reviewed

Binaural Beats

Binaural beats is another niche sleep hacking trend that’s slowly making its way into the mainstream.

Essentially, binaural beats are a form of brain entrainment that need to be listened to through headphones.

The track is composed of two tones of different frequencies — with one tone in one ear and the other in the other — and the frequency difference between them creates a binaural beat.

This new frequency of the binaural beat will then influence the frequency of your brainwaves.

So, if you want to use binaural beats for thinking and concentration, you’ll choose a track with a relatively high frequency binaural beat.

If you want to use it for deep sleep, then you’ll choose a track with a lower frequency — one that mimics Delta waves between 0.1 to 4 Hz, to be exact.

>> A Guide to Binaural Beats for Sleep

If you’re wondering where to find tracks of binaural beats, YouTube is a good place to start although you’ll quickly realise that the quality is a little lacking on free stream sites.

There are a couple of great online marketplaces for binaural beats, both of which we’ve reviewed for you.

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White Noise

More mainstream and well known than binaural beats is simple white noise.

Many of us swear by this to lull us into sleep — and often the simplest solutions are the most effective.

There are a myriad of ways to listen to white noise, whether you listen to it on YouTube or Spotify or download tracks.

Personally, we like to use a white noise machine. It doesn’t stop until we turn it off, and we don’t need to be wearing headphones to listen it to it.

For us, there’s nothing so far that beats the Marpac Dohm DS All Natural Sound Machine (and if you look at the insane number of Amazon reviews, it seems like we’re not alone either).

For one thing, it’s the official sound conditioner of the National Sleep Foundation and for another… actually, just take a look at these points to see if it’s right for you:

  • Dual speed motor
  • Soothing sound of rushing air, without actual air disturbance
  • You can adjust the tone and volume control to suit your preferences
  • One year warranty
  • Great for all ages — including babies
  • Constant sound
  • Compact and lightweight

We’re also testing out the LectroFan Micro Wireless Sleep Sound Machine and Bluetooth Speaker, a new product.

It’s super small and has 10 unique relaxing soundscapes to listen to, for up to 16 hours. Bizarrely, it also has an option to make conference calls too…

We’ll update you further once we’ve thoroughly tested it out.

Wear Specialist Sleep Headphones

So, how to listen to your binaural beats and hypnosis apps?

There’s nothing worse than getting tangled up in wires as you sleep, or waking up because the earbud is digging into your skull.

The answer is specialist sleep headphones.

At the very least, they’re comfortable and safe, and some of the best are noise cancelling too. They’re usually designed in a headband style so you can forget you’re wearing them.

>> The Ultimate Guide to the Best Sleep Headphones

There are some really great sleep headphones on that list ^ but we think we should give a special shout out to the Kokoon Sleep Sensing Headphones.

Borne from a kickstarter campaign, these incredible all-in-one sleep headphones are not only super soft and comfortable, but they also offer these benefits:

  • Integrated EEG sensors for sleep monitoring
  • Smart sleep scoring
  • Smart alarm
  • Made from natural and breathable fabrics
  • Active noise cancellation and isolation
  • Active white noise
  • 15 hours of continuous playback

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They’re only available for pre-order right now, but looking at all the hype they’ve generated in the tech community, we can’t wait to get our hands on a pair.

Investigate if You Snore or Have Sleep Apnea

Sleep disorders are an all too common problem amongst Americans these days.

Two of the biggest ones are snoring and sleep apnea.

Snoring is incredibly common and caused by a variety of factors, including age, weight, alcohol consumption and more.

Thankfully, there are solutions to hand.

>> A Complete Guide to Snoring

Sleep Apnea is a more dangerous type of disorder, which actually sees sufferers’ breathing stop or interrupted as they sleep.

You should immediately see your doctor if you think you have sleep apnea, as you’ll likely need to make some lifestyle changes. Some people will need to use CPAP machines to ensure that their breathing is returned to normal.

Here’s a few articles on sleep apnea to get you up to speed:

Get Cosy with Bedding

Now, we’re not saying that you need to go out and invest in silk bedsheets, but there’s no doubt that soft and fluffy bedding is going to send you into dreamland much quicker than those cheap and scratchy fabrics.

Here are a couple of our favorite bedding providers:

Brooklyn Bedding #BestSheetsEver

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OK, OK… any product name with a hashtag is a little cringe, but we can’t overlook the quality of this amazing bedding set.

It comes with a fitted sheet, flat sheet and pillow cases, and even has a 120 night trial in case the super soft, cool texture doesn’t jive with you.

They’re made from bamboo rayon, which is cool, anti-microbial and very gentle on sensitive skin.

And most importantly, SO SOFT. Seriously.

This is thanks to the unique sateen weave, which has resulted in a super soft surface and a long-lasting sheen.

It’s hard to recommend the #BestSheetsEver enough. But they also come with a year warranty, free shipping and returns within the US.

They’re also very well priced considering their quality.

Nest Bedding

Nest Bedding® Luxury Bamboo Sheet Set
Nest Bedding is another Hack To Sleep favorite, with a wide selection of cotton, bamboo and organic sheets on offer.

They also have a trial period, although only for 30 days.

We’ve tried the luxury bamboo sheet set and found it incredibly soft and cool. They also come in a beautiful range of neutral colors.

Sleep on Your Left Side

It’s been found that the optimal sleeping position is on your left side.

Here’s why:

  • Encourages better digestion
  • Stimulates the lymphatic system
  • Promotes better cardiac health
  • Healthier spleen function
  • Opens your airways, relieving snoring and sleep apnea

And Finally… Don’t Sleep Too Much

Most of us are working out how to sleep more hours every night, but really you should be finding out how to sleep better instead.

7 hours of quality sleep is much better than 9 hours of thrashing around, low quality sleep.

How much sleep you need is an incredibly personal number, depending on your physiology, activity levels, age, sex and weight.

Most sleep experts recommend anywhere between 6.5 to 9 hours of sleep a night is optimal, providing that it’s quality.

If you’re getting over 9 hours in a night, but still feeling tired, you’re likely not getting good enough quality sleep.

Time to take on some of these tips!


Phew — now that’s all the ways to get better sleep that we can think of right now!

What are yours?


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