7 Things You HAVE To Do Before Sleeping Tonight

Photographed by Jason Pietra.
There's no big secret to sleeping. You just get into bed and close your eyes, right? Well, that's only if you're lucky — sometimes, drifting off to la-la land is easier said than done. So, how can you avoid staring at the ceiling at 2 a.m.? Well, there are actually a slew of tricks to help you fall asleep faster and get deep, quality sleep.

According to Dr. Rebecca Scott, a sleep specialist at the New York Sleep Institute, the key to a full night's rest is having a pre-bedtime routine that helps you wind down. And, we're spelling it out for you. From finding the right room temperature to making the most of your beauty sleep with Olay, here are all the hacks to prep for your best sleep ever. There'll be no counting sheep tonight.

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