Better sleep: a 2-minute guide


We all love sleep. But most people don’t get enough of it. Each year, the average American loses 11 days
worth of productivity from lack of sleep. This sleepiness can lead to memory loss, difficulty
concentrating, and lack of motivation. The average adult needs between 7 and 8 hours
of sleep a night. But the quality of sleep matters, too. Here
are a few tips for the best rest possible: First, Cool down your room. The best sleep, on average, happens when the surrounding environment is around 65 degrees Fahrenheit. And you might fall asleep faster if you warm
your body up just before bed. Coming out of, say, a warm shower into a cooler
room causes a slight decrease in body temperature that can help make you drowsy by slowing down
your metabolism. Even if you’re tucked under a warm blanket,
researchers find that a cool head is conducive to better sleep. Next, use light to your advantage. Your body has a natural sleep cycle regulated
by exposure to light. So in the morning, get a nice dose of light
to tell your brain it’s time to wake up. An hour before bed, dim lights and
turn off screens. This cues the brain to prepare for sleep. Finally, if you really want to get really serious about good sleep, you can incorporate herbs into your nighttime routine. You can either breathe in a lavender oil before
bed or put a lavender pillow on your eyes while you sleep. Now this probably sounds really new agey,
but the controlled trials done with lavender as a sleep aid actually really back up its
benefits. The effect is likely stronger if you pair
lavender with some other relaxing evening routine like journaling or meditation. So give these a tips try and see if better
sleep can help improve your life during the day.


100 Responses

  1. Suyash J

    July 25, 2019 6:28 pm

    I don't know about that mentioned 18 F as any kind of "ideal" temperature of sleeping.

    Where I live, it's between 25 – 30 ●C for around 8 months of the year at night without air conditioning.

    The remaining 4 summer months are very hot so we sleep with the AC on at around 23 – 24 C.

  2. Captain Saom

    July 26, 2019 3:31 am

    Not all of your viewers are from regions that use the imperial system. Please use metric units in your videos as well.

  3. Alanna Cooney

    July 26, 2019 5:02 am

    I love Vox but they deadass stole this video and all the same info from ASAP Science. Not cool.

  4. Jeremy Savva

    July 26, 2019 3:00 pm

    Dear VOX please mention Celsius for EVERYONE who isn't American. How hard is it to atleast write metric units in your videos?

  5. Usaid Shakeel

    July 27, 2019 12:11 am

    I like to sniff pure untreated gasoline before going to bed. It really gets in there if u know what I mean

  6. Nomecla Absorber

    July 27, 2019 3:42 am

    Me watching this late at night
    Vox:turn off your screen a hour before bed

    I’m original I swear

  7. Aamerआमेरعـامـر

    July 27, 2019 9:22 am

    I Want To Sleep With The Man In The Video
    😂😂😂 Seems Interesting

  8. Fazbearbbnb. Videos

    July 28, 2019 11:21 am

    Yeah no.2! In our country we wake up at 4 : 30 in the morning and we dont see ANY light as it is FREAKING DARK

  9. Shamal Sandeep

    July 28, 2019 1:59 pm

    Using lord Buddha’s statue embedded in to your face is disrespectful and sinful. So don’t do that in your future videos.

  10. Bored Nerd

    July 28, 2019 10:48 pm

    It's easy if you can control the temperature and lighting of every room and take a nice shiwer every night..

  11. Rivvy

    July 28, 2019 11:51 pm

    For the sake he humanity…Celsius. one thing that bugs my sleep is knowing people still use Fahrenheit.

  12. Justin why?

    July 29, 2019 6:26 pm

    Wait is it 65°C or 65K, this is very confusing

    Someome is telling me that the unit used was something called Fahrenheit. Is this some new SI unit?

  13. Sonof Osiris

    July 29, 2019 7:05 pm

    For goodness sake at 1:15 I almost thought it said "sniff some cocaine before going to sleep "!


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