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Most of us have experienced a restless night of tossing and turning. Perhaps you have a big event the next day and can't switch your brain off. Or maybe you slept in that morning and screwed up your body clock. Whatever the reason, there are a handful of tricks you can employ - backed by science - that will speed up the sandman's Uber to your front door.

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Naps are a great way to recharge our brains and boost our energy, but we don't always have time for long siestas. Good news: Research published in Sleep suggests the best nap length is just 10 minutes - longer naps can lead to detrimental 'sleep inertia'.

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Sleep tracking seems to be the next area that Apple is pushing into. Now that they've established health and well-being as their version of the "killer app", the company is leveraging its 2016 acquisition of the Beddit sleep tracker. This sensor sits on your bed and can monitor sleep data for up to two people. And while it's an amazing device - when you consider what it can measure without relying on a wearable - I'm left wondering what value sleep tracking really has for most of us.

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You already know you shouldn’t sleep near your phone because doing so screws with your sleep schedule. Here’s another reason: You could text nonsense to your friends and have no memory of the conversation in the morning.

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Sleeping nude has so many scientifically proven benefits, though surveys suggest only around 30 per cent of people actually do it. So if you're one of the ones who doesn't take it all off at bedtime - or if you're one of the ones who do, and you want to back up your life decisions - here are 13 scientific reasons you should.

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Now that every person on earth has a podcast, you can find one for any topic or need—in fact you can pick your favourite from a whole roster. Say you need a podcast that’s interesting enough to stop your mind from spinning into late-night anxiety; quiet enough to calm you in bed; and boring enough that you don’t stay up an extra hour waiting for the end. We looked at some of the most-recommended podcasts for falling asleep, chose the best, and added several of our own favourites. We also

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I share my bedroom with at least one person, sometimes two or three depending on whether any children migrate during the night. So I feel like I have a superpower when I wake up and silence my alarm five minutes before it actually goes off. I’m not super, of course: It’s just a silent alarm on my Apple Watch.

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Unless you're one of those lucky few parents whose young kids live to sleep, you're probably in the same boat as the rest of us — staggering through your days in a fog of fatigue, yet dreading sunset when the clock starts ticking closer and closer towards bedtime. Even if your kids don't have trouble falling asleep, their challenge might be staying asleep. You've come to expect you'll be greeted by a little shadowy face multiple times in the night.

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We know that not getting adequate sleep means we do a disservice to our brain and our physical and metabolic health. Unfortunately, trying to fall asleep can be a tricky, especially when we try too hard. Here are five secrets to a good night’s rest from the University of Sydney's associate professor of sleep and wellbeing, Chin Moi Chow.

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Ever been told to 'sleep on it' when you were struggling to make a decision or come up with an idea? A new study suggests this is actually a great idea - your brain may in fact be able to process information during naps that it's not even consciously aware of. That's right, you have a great excuse to take a nap at work from now on.