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These 9 Hacks Will Help You Get A Better Night’s Sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep for seven to eight hours is really important for our overall health. The human body is a very complex mechanism that sometimes needs to take a break. However, what with crazy schedules and all those shows to watch on Netflix, some of us neglect our body’s needs.

Difficulties in falling asleep might be caused by stress, the screens of our smartphones or body pain. Thankfully, science has some advice on how to combat the most common sleeping problems.

Simply changing some habits like the time when you consume caffeinated drinks or knowing where to place pillows to alleviate certain ailments can go a long way in getting enough sleep. Did you know that even room temperature plays a role in how well we sleep?

CreativeIdeas has made a list of nine ways to sleep better at night, so check them out, and sweet dreams!

(h/t: Tech Insider)

1. Avoid consuming caffeinated drinks several hours before going to bed. Also, put away your phone one hour before bedtime.

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Source: Journal Of Applied Physiology
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2. Try to wake up around the same time every day

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Source: Chronobiology International
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3. If you are having shoulder pain, don’t sleep on your side

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Source: Mayo Clinic
Skye Gould/Tech Insider,Hennepin County Medical Center

4. Avoid consumption of alcohol

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Source: National Institute On Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Skye Gould/Tech Insider,Sleep Foundation

5. If you are sleeping on your stomach, place a pillow under your thighs

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Source: Mayo Clinic
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6. Make sure that you replace your pillows every two years

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Source: Journal Of Pain Research
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7. Apply heat to the muscle when having leg cramps

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Source: Cleveland Clinic
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8. Sleep on your left side

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Source: Healthline
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9. If you are snoring, try sleeping on your side

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Here are some more tricks that will help you sleep better.

Source: Harvard Medical School
From: creativeideas

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