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Trouble sleeping at night? Whether it's stress, body pain, or a shiny blue screen keeping you up, not getting those 7-9 recommended hours of shut-eye can throw off your entire day. Thanks to the awesome power of science, however, we now know some easy ways to tweak our sleeping habits that can remedy the 9 most common problems people face.

No, we're not talking about melatonin supplements or chamomile tea (though if those work for you, carry on). It's as simple as setting a morning alarm, or being careful of what time you drink caffeine, or knowing where to place pillows to alleviate certain ailments. Even the temperature of your room plays a role in how well you sleep.

Well, we can't tell you all of these great tips just yet. Scroll down to find out how to get on your way to sweet dreams tonight - or now, if your eyes are getting heavy just reading this.

(h/t: Tech Insider)

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    This seems a bit strange. If you need an alarm clock to wake up, you are not getting enough sleep.

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Is this serious? If you have a painful body part, not putting weight onto it is something that a 12 month old baby has already figured out!

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Deep REM? Deep sleep is non-REM sleep (N1 - N3). The temperature recommendations are rather random. Many sources state not 20 C (68 F) but rather 18 C – but this seems to be highly individual.

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    i do something like this for my lower back pain. elevating a certain part helps. if u have on of those firm rounded pillows put that where it hurts and u'll get some cracks going which'll help

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Ever wondered why even Ikea has a selection of 15 or so pillows? Because a pillow is an extremely individual thing, depending on whether you sleep on your side, on your back, or on your belly, whether you change positions, how heavy you are etc. etc.

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Oh god, I hate when this happens. I'm sleeping and having a nice time then I go to stretch in my sleep and BOOM I'm up for the rest of the night.

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Can someone reverse the picture please. They are sleeping the wrong way!

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    6 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

    Too bad I have shoulder pain. I can't sleep on my side. I guess I have to keep snoring!

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