After a long day's work, all we generally want is a few hours in front of the telly and a good kip.
However, it's not always that easy.
Despite being barely able to keep our eyes open, we often end up tossing and turning for hours and wake up wrecked the following morning.
Well, there's apparently a nifty little trick you can use to boost your chances of getting a quality night's sleep... and it's nothing to do with lavender or yoga.
According to a study by Northwestern University published in Sleep, Science, and Practice, having a solid purpose in life is key to sleeping soundly.
The research found that those who who felt positive about their daily routine has much less trouble sleeping than those who did not have a direction in their life.
“Helping people cultivate a purpose in life could be an effective drug-free strategy to improve sleep quality, particularly for a population that is facing more insomnia,” said senior author Jason Ong, an associate professor of neurology.
“Purpose in life is something that can be cultivated and enhanced through mindfulness therapies.”
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