Flashing lights, endless noise, countless worries — modern life seems like it’s only goal is to ruin our ability to get a good night’s sleep. Reclaim your right to rest by finding a wind-down routine (starting an hour before bed) that works for you. Take a warm shower, sip some herbal tea, and avoid the computer and TV to let the body know it’s time for snoozing. Nagging worries still have you up? Write them down in a journal to put stress where it belongs — out of your head.

The Takeaway: Find a wind-down routine before bed to aid with sleep.

Do You Sleepwalk?

It turns out getting up and about while asleep isn’t all that uncommon.


“Sleep is the best meditation.” — Dalai Lama