This month, why classical music can supercharge your sleep experience, and my playlist to Sleep Well.

First though, what science (we’ll call science “Simone”) tells us is a shocking recipe for sleep. Tonnes of caffeine and alcohol alongside a large, late meal followed by Words with Friends on a tablet, arguing with the friend about whether TFW’s a wordbefore passing out in bed with the heater on and with a neon street light shining through the window. Thanks Simone.

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Simone says imbibing caffeine even six hours before going to bed messes with sleep quality and quantity. We can forget the late-night real estate porn too: blue light is wondrousduring the day but bright light (especially blue) at night delays melatonin secretionand in turn, sleep. Simone also says “four” is the magic number with alcohol: avoid drinkies for four hours before bed; more than four drinks will leave you feeling like you’ve just flown to Parisbut without the Paris bit (read: jet lag). And with alcohol being both a sedative and a stimulant, wine may see you off...

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