8 Common Sleep Mistakes That Are Costing You Z's, According to a Sleep Consultant
Before I gave Eight Sleep's innovative, temperature-regulating mattress a one-night trial this weekend, I had a sleep consultation to delve into some of the factors that could be negatively affecting my sleep quality. I met with Dr. Andrea López-Yianilos, a New York City-based licensed psychologist specializing in sleep, who walked me through some of the sleep missteps I (and plenty of others) often make. From eating too close to bedtime to scrolling Instagram late at night, here are 8 bad habits that could be costing you sleep.
Not sure which factors may be affecting your sleep and which you can keep without losing z's? Dr. López-Yianilos recommends eliminating all of these sleep-destroying habits to start, then slowly reintroduce one-by-one any habits that you feel you can't live without. By adding back one habit at a time, you'll be able to determine if that behavior is harming your sleep or not. And remember, sleep fitness takes training and practice, so don't worry if you take a misstep every now and then.