You’ve probably heard that adults need around 8 hours of continuous sleep each night. This popular “fact” isn’t necessarily true. The amount of sleep a person needs can vary for a number of reasons. Some people can get by on just 5 hours of sleep, while others need closer to 10 to feel well rested. However much sleep you do need, there’s a good chance you’re probably not getting enough of it.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that 33% of adults aren’t getting enough sleep. So this week, we’re looking at proven strategies to help everyone catch some Z’s.

15 Ways To Sleep Better Tonight, According To Experts

If your sleep struggles aren’t health-related, then it probably has something to do with your routine. Turning your heat up too high, drinking alcohol at bedtime, and even reading in bed can make good sleep elusive. Experts weigh in on common bedtime mistakes we make and how to enjoy a better night of sleep.

The Ultimate Guide To Buying The Perfect Pillow 

Still struggling to get to sleep? Your pillow might be to blame! Sleeping with the wrong kind of pillow can make it harder for you to get to sleep or stay asleep. Bad pillows are also notorious for causing neck, back, and shoulder pain. This guide outlines the 4 kinds of pillows available and how to pick the right one based on your sleeping style.

Do Weighted Blankets Really Do Anything?

If you have trouble going to sleep or staying asleep at night, then you’ve probably heard about weighted blankets. These heavy throws can weigh over 30 pounds. Fans of the weighted blanket claim the extra weight is relaxing, reduces anxiety, and helps them sleep better. But do they really help, or are the benefits a placebo effect created by good marketing? This video looks into the science behind weighted blankets to determine if they really work.

Just For Fun: Super Sleepy Pets

If you’re still struggling to get to sleep, then let us offer the next best thing: a video of sleeping pets! It might not help you sleep, but these sleepy animals sure are cute.