Create a snooze-friendly environment
In addition to putting away the tech gadgets, Pugliese is a firm believer in creating a sleep sanctuary. “It’s like a little kid’s bedtime routine in the sense that it’s very regimented. I’ll get into my cool, dark bedroom, draw the black curtains closed and do some light reading with the lamp on.” As you may have guessed, a cool, dark room is best for promoting a long, deep sleep. The coolness of the room allows you to sleep comfortably. And keeping light out, whether it’s natural or artificial, is ideal, since light inhibits the secretion of sleep-inducing melatonin.