Story of your life: You’ve had a long, busy day, but the second your head hits the pillow, for no apparent reason, you’re wide awake. (We’ve been there.) Good news: There’s a new science-backed trick that could help you fall asleep and stay that way—unlike our other go-to, melatonin, it’s totally free.
OK, so why does it work? Well, when you open your door, you’re providing more ventilation to the room, which might help some people drift off more easily. In the study, opening the door also caused the temperature of the room to lower slightly, to about 67 degrees Fahrenheit—sleep doctors recommend keeping the temperature in your bedroom between 65 and 68 degrees for the best possible sleep.
So instead of tossing and turning, crack open your bedroom door. (Now you just need to figure out how to keep out the dog and kids.)
"I've struggled with insomnia for well over a decade at this point. Would be an understatement to say I've tried everything on the market - I've tried all of that, *and* then just about everything off the market, too," wrote one user. "This completely turned my sleep on its head."