Sleep Is the Key to Really Getting Enough Sleep
You know the tricks of sleep . You cut caffeine in the afternoon, avoid blue light, perhaps take a warm bath and stretch a little before stepping between the blankets. And yet, even when you go to bed the correct number of hours before the alarm, it still may not be enough.
The Cut writes that in his book Why We Sleep, sleep scientist Matthew Walker suggests the idea of being able to sleep as a possible missing piece in your strategy of not being exhausted every day. Sleep capability means focusing not on how many hours of sleep you need, but how many hours you need in bed to get enough sleep.
Very few of us are sleep connoisseurs who fall asleep the moment we lie in bed, even with simple Instagram scrolling. Walker suggests focusing on giving yourself the sleep you need by creating a pillow for the time it takes to fall asleep, or, say, your dog whines to get out twenty minutes before your alarm. (Eliminating this anxiety, oh my god, the dog whines, now I won’t get enough sleep, helps too.)
Walker tries to get eight hours of sleep, knowing that even if he gets less, he will be full. Your ideal sleep habits will be different – everyone needs a different amount of sleep, but it will help you give yourself a chance to actually get it.
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