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)

#1

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Neeraj Jha
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2 years ago

The last point is next to impossible. :-|

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#2

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Cake
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#3

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Source: Mayo Clinic

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

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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#4

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

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.

Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Ugh, I can't sleep when it's so cold. I wake up at night all trembling. I need to be warm and covered.

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
2 years ago

"Make sure your room is set....". Rash assumption there that everyone has aircon they can set. Air con is very uncommon in New Zealand homes. Most people don't even heat their bedrooms all night, never mind cool them. Although, with climate change, I can all ready see we'll need to start cooling our homes if this weather keeps going the way it has been.

FlyGirl
Community Member
2 years ago

At 68 degrees I can't sleep because I'm hot. 60 FTW!

chris redman
Community Member
2 years ago

Kindly ask your dogs to hunt for rodents outside and not in the bedroom

Sri vari
Community Member
10 months ago

Good Points to be noted http://srivari.org/Cpap-Machine/

Shane Chang
Community Member
2 years ago

How long before bed? Asking for a friend.

Johann Strathausen
Community Member
2 years ago

Here's a list of countries that use Farenheit: https://twitter.com/amazing_maps/status/565652364179562496

Alberto
Community Member
2 years ago

Half a bottle of good red wine and I sleep like a bear in winter…

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#5

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Source: Mayo Clinic

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Aegon VI Targaryen
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

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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#7

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Hayley Lightcap
Community Member
2 years ago

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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#8

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Source: Healthline

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Echo
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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#9

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Echo
Community Member
2 years ago

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

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