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.

Updated 6/19/2020