How to Sleep Better Simple Steps to Getting a Good Night's Sleep Sleeping well directly affects your mental and physical health and the quality of your waking life. Fall short and it can take a serious toll on your daytime energy, productivity, emotional balance,
If Cassidy Sokolis ever needs to wake up before 11 am, she scatters three alarm clocks throughout her bedroom. Even then, she still often sleeps through the clamor. "It's really frustrating," Sokolis, a 21-year-old junior at Northern Arizona University, tells me. "People have mocked me for it, saying how lazy I am, that I'm not trying hard enough.
Sleep doctor Michael Breus says creating the perfect daily routine is about figuring out your chronotype, or your preference for mornings or evenings. According to Dr. Breus, there are four main chronotypes: bears, dolphins, lions, and wolves.