Write down what you're grateful for
“Be grateful” is the type of advice you usually find in new age books and bad Instagram accounts, but SCIENCE says keeping a written record of everything you’re grateful for can help you get more restful sleep, probably by improving your mood.
Listen to classical music while going to sleep
In a study published in the Journal of Advanced Nursing, researchers found that listening to classical music while going to bed can calm the body down, giving you more energy in the morning.
Listening to rave music has the opposite effect, as indicated by the study “A Clinical Review of the Assholes Who Lived Above Me Freshmen Year,” published in the Journal of Stupid Dipshits.
Practice a simple breathing trick for better rest
Breathe in for a count of four, hold it for seven, exhale for eight. Repeat until relaxed. You just inhaled your way to rejuvenating sleep without breaking the law.
Wear an eye mask and pop some melatonin
When all else fails, remember that cheap aids like melatonin and eye masks have been shown to actually have a positive effect on sleep quality, without the terrifying side effects mentioned in every single sleep med commercial ever.
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Joe Oliveto is a writer for Thrillist and considers a good night's sleep to be "I didn't have that stress dream about failing a class I forgot to attend." Follow him for more stress dreams on Twitter.