5. Also Skip The Devices
Dr. Smarr added, “Light and attention-grabbers (Netflix, news or games on a phone, etc.) both inhibit the brain’s sleep centers. Sleep is supposed to happen when it’s dark and you feel calm and safe. As tempted as it may be to grab your phone when you wake up in the middle of the night, don’t! Switching on bright lights sends your melatonin levels racing, and can make it much harder to get back to sleep.”