10 Ways You Ruin Your Sleep Without Even Knowing It

And how you can make things better.

Do you ever feel like you just can't catch a good night's sleep, no matter what you do?

A new video from Self magazine reveals 10 things we do that sabotages our sleep cycles — without even realizing it. 

You might be particularly surprised to find out that showering too close to bedtime can negatively affect your sleep, and that you should be showering at least 90 minutes before hitting the hay. 

it's important to get the most of your sleep on a daily basis. Sleep maintains one's well-being on both mental and physical levels — from allowing your brain to function properly to balancing your hormones, according to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

That said, here are some other lifestyle changes you can make to get a better night's sleep:

1. Disconnect.

2. Exercise.

3. Catch some sun.

4. At night, stay away from the clock.

5. Watch the full video below to learn more.

It's important to get the most of your sleep on a daily basis. Sleep maintains one's well-being on both mental and physical levels — from allowing your brain to function properly to balancing your hormones. Plus you'll probably be more pleasant to be around if you're getting in those eight hours. 

So, take this lifestyle advice and goodnight!