Choose a semi-consistent time to go to bed each night. Hint: Bedtimes between 8pm and 12am seem to offer the most benefits overall, but that doesn’t mean you have to get in bed at 8pm. Everyone’s ideal sleep is different, and your personal “ideal” times will change with age. Still, getting enough sleep before 12am will help you feel better overall.
If you typically watch TV or play on your phone right before bed, stop 15 minutes earlier and do something that helps you relax your body and mind – whether it’s reading, listening to music, or calling someone you love.
Explore new pillow options. Hypoallergenic pillows can reduce nighttime congestion, while more supportive pillows that keep your body in alignment can reduce neck pain.