16 changes you can make to get a better night’s sleep

Everyone has trouble sleeping once in a while. But if it’s becoming a regular problem, you can try making small changes to your bedtime schedule and sleep habits to get a better night’s sleep.

If you think you have a sleep disorder, you should talk to your doctor about a diagnosis and appropriate treatments. But if you’re experimenting with ways to sleep better, here are 16 things to try.

Circadian rhythms – 24-hour patterns of drowsiness and wakefulness – play a huge role in how you sleep, and small disruptions in your routine can throw your entire system off.

Dr. Rachel Salas, an associate professor of neurology and a specialist in sleep disorders at Johns Hopkins Medicine, told INSIDER that being consistent with waking and sleeping times is an important part of optimizing your sleep behavior.If you notice that you’re having trouble sleeping, try to keep a strict schedule. Go to bed and wake up at certain, consistent times – even on weekends.

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