Simple Tricks to Help You Relax Before Bed

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Sleep is essential for health. Eighteen- to 60-year-olds need 7 hours or more a night, while older and especially younger people often require even more. Even so, across age groups, many Americans struggle to get their recommended amount of shuteye. Sometimes, the mind and body just won’t cooperate no matter how obvious it is that you need to turn in for the night.

The secret to falling asleep isn’t always easy to find, but there are a few things you can do to put your brain and body at ease and relax before bed. While you should consult a doctor if your lack of sleep begins to significantly impact your well-being, these tips will be enough to help most people get the sleep they need to make it through the day.