9 Sleep Tricks That Really Work

Here are nine tips, from simple socks and essential oils to breathing exercises, that can help you get those ZZZs.

1. Wear socks

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Warm feet can help you sleep better. No, really. According to the National Sleep Foundation, toasting your tootsies causes vasodilation (dilation of the blood vessels), which sends a signal to your brain that it’s nighttime. But they’re not for everyone: If you’re one of those who just have to let your toes roam free, try an extra blanket on your feet, or even Grandma’s old-fashioned standby, a hot-water bottle.


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