4. Solve Sleep Apnea and Snoring Problems
Snoring can make you wake up in the middle of the night. So can sleep apnea, a disorder that causes you to stop breathing for several seconds while you sleep.
"Many people don't realize that the reason they're waking at night is because they can't catch their breath," Marks says.
If you have sleep apnea, your bed partner may say that you jerk a lot at night or may complain that you snore loudly.
"Morning headaches and excessive daytime drowsiness also indicate a problem," Marks says.
To get help, you’ll first need to get diagnosed. Talk to your doctor about a sleep study. If you have apnea, you may need to wear an airway pressure mask or oral appliance at night. You may also get some relief if you lose weight, but back on alcohol, and stop smoking.
5. Turn Off the Electronics
If it lights up and beeps, it disrupts sleep, Marks says. That includes smartphones, tablets, computers, and other gadgets.
For a better night's rest, keep them out of the bedroom. Save the work and social media for anywhere else in your house.