Google’s sleep experts share 5 tips for better rest

We’ve all woken up on the wrong side of the bed before. After a night of tossing and turning, you might feel moody and fatigued, and have a hard time thinking clearly the next day. If you’ve ever come down with a cold, or felt a bit more on edge after a stretch of sleepless nights, you’ve experienced just how important sleep is for your overall health.

Fortunately, a few small changes in your nightly routine (with the help of some helpful tech), and even breaks for restoration throughout the day, can make a big impact on your wellbeing.

I consulted our Google Consumer Health experts, Dr. Conor Heneghan, PhD, senior staff research scientist; Dr. Logan Schneider, M.D., clinical specialist for sleep behavior; and Dr. Megan Jones Bell, PsyD, clinical director of consumer and mental health for some helpful tips on how I – and so many others – can get better sleep.