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Take more breaks at work, put your head in the freezer… an expert’s eight simple tips for better sleep

By Elle Hunt

11 Jan 2023 · 9 min read

Editor's Note

We spend around one third of our entire lives asleep - so it's important to ensure we make the most of that time. The Guardian provides us with some expert tips on how to get the best night's sleep.

Many of us are hoping for a happier, healthier life in 2023. We may already be trying lifestyle changes (daily meditation, giving up dairy), but for most of us the greatest gains to be had are in sleeping better. Regardless of your specific goal – whether it be to lose weight, reduce stress, get fitter, advance at work, or be a better friend or partner – it is hard to achieve anything when you have had insufficient sleep.

On the flipside, everything seems more possible when you are well rested. Sleep boosts the immune system, regulates mood and metabolism, and can make you more productive, patient or creative. It sharpens the mind and can prolong your life.

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