7 tips for a good night's sleep

Tips for sleep
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Getting enough sleep is vital to your creative health. Sleep will replenish and revitalise your brain, leaving you ready to tackle whatever project you've got on the go. Lying awake in the early hours is not only stressful at the time, but will leave you depleted the next day – and a fuzzy brain is not conducive to a creative breakthrough. 

Given some of your creative thinking actually happens when you're in the land of nod (read more about that in this guide to the creative power of sleep), it's doubly important to get quality shut-eye. Though insomnia feels insurmountable, there are some steps you can take to give yourself the best chance of having great sleep. These include habit changes and even apps (for other apps that'll help your creative process see our list of iPad apps for designers and our pick of the best mindfulness apps).

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Emily Gosling

Emily Gosling is a freelance art and design journalist currently writing for titles including Creative Review, Eye on Design, Creative Boom and People of Print. She’s previously worked at Elephant magazine, It’s Nice That and Design Week, and was editor of Type Notes magazine. Her book Creative Minds Don’t Think Alike was published by Ilex Press in 2018, and she also plays bass as one-quarter of the eight-titted beast, Superstation Twatville.