We all need our beauty sleep—not just to look good but also to stay healthy. Scientists report that insomnia can lead to a number of health problems, including high blood pressure, heart disease, and weight gain.
Having trouble dozing off? Try this technique: Keep a sleep diary for a couple of weeks to track how many hours of shuteye you actually get each night. Say it’s an average of six hours, and you have to rise and shine at 6AM. Go to bed at midnight. Do this for a week and then go to bed 15 minutes earlier the next week.
Repeat the process until you find the bedtime that allows you to get the most sleep (with the least tossing and turning) and wake up feeling refreshed.