10 unconventional ways to help you sleep better

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How To Sleep Better
It's the end of the day, you're exhausted and ready to hit the sack but somehow you can't seem to fall asleep. If this sounds a little something like you, then you're about to LOVE what we're about to say. We've got a few awesome, unconventional ways for falling asleep that you most likely haven't thought of before. While you've probably heard of counting down from 100 or counting sheep, sometimes those just aren't enough and you've got to get creative. So, here we are! If you have trouble sleeping at night, listen closely to these 10 unusual ways for getting better sleep.

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1) Drink calming tea

2) Nap during the day

3) Exercise intensely

4) Don't watch movies before bed

5) Eat quality fat and protein throughout the day

6) Drop your bedroom tempurature

7) Jot down your daily thoughts before bed

8) Stay clear of hot baths

9) Reduce noise with a fan instead of an air conditioner

10) Worry during the day, getting them out of your head before bed

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Lavender 

The scent of lavender is known to be very relaxing and can help you get to sleep at night. 

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Shut off the screens

Avoid being on your computer, phone or e-reader before going to sleep. Studies have shown the use of these items before bed can decrease the quality of your sleep.

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Melatonin supplements 

Taking sleeping pills sounds scary to many people, but melatonin supplements are like a sleep vitamin, giving you a little extra of the naturally produced hormone. 

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Stick to a schedule

Going to sleep and waking at the same time every day helps your natural sleep/wake cycle. You sleep much better when you go to bed when actually drowsy and wake naturally at the same time each day. 

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Exercise 

Regular exercise, even as little as 20 mins a day can help you sleep better at night. 

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Skip the afternoon nap

Taking a nap during the day can exasperate insomnia for many people. 

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