We all know why sleep is necessary—besides the obvious fact that we need it to feel and look good on a daily basis, a healthy dose of shut-eye also boosts our immune system, improves our memory, and even helps us live longer.
So, when we’re deprived of it, we are doing ourselves a real injustice. But a lot of the time it’s not that we don’t want to sleep, but we just can’t—whether it’s because we have a lot on our minds or are too wired up from a busy day.
How can we tire ourselves out and get the rest we deserve? There are some pretty bizarre strategies out there, but this infographic covers four unique—and scientifically-proven—tricks you should try tonight.
Infographic courtesy of 1800mattress. Photo of feet courtesy of Shutterstock.
Previously an editor for The Muse, Alyse is proud to prove that yes, English majors can change the world. She’s written almost 500 articles for The Muse on anything from productivity tips to cover letters to bad bosses to cool career changers, many of which have been featured in Fast Company, Forbes, Inc., CNBC's Make It, USA Today College, Lifehacker, Mashable, and more. She calls many places home, including Illinois where she grew up and the small town of Hamilton where she attended Colgate University, but she was born to be a New Yorker. In addition to being an avid writer and reader, Alyse loves to dance, both professionally and while waiting for the subway.More from this Author