How to Set and Keep the Right Bedtime

Sleep is an essential function for the body that helps with everything from memory consolidation to warding off diseases. That means it is absolutely imperative to take sleep hygiene seriously. A key part of that is establishing — and actually sticking to — a realistic bedtime. Yes, even on weekends.

So how do you determine what is the right hour for you to wind down and drift off each night? And, more importantly, how do you actually stick to your bedtime? Here are four tips from a sleep expert about the different ways you can set (and actually keep!) the bedtime that works for you.

Aim for seven to nine hours of sleep. 

Setting your bedtime starts with figuring out what time you need to wake up the following morning. “So much of what I found in researching best practices for teen sleep applies to adults as well. Adults should

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$85 Fluted Furniture Dupe – Fluted Furniture DIY Before and Afters

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Fluted furniture is very popular right now, from end tables to nightstands to dressers to consoles. A cylindrical fluted table evokes classical Grecian vibes, while a console table with detailed lines can almost look Art Deco.

No matter the aesthetic you’re going for with fluted furniture, it’s no secret that it looks designer and high-end, and it’s also no secret that it can be quite pricey. Fortunately for Apartment Therapy readers, there are plenty of ways to DIY fluted furniture so inspiration abounds.

Here’s another project to add to that list. Seasoned furniture flipper Michelle McRae (@shellychicboutique) used a genius material to add texture and clean lines to an old dresser that had been previously painted in an “old shabby chic style.” Future flippers, take notes: Pole wrap is the inexpensive material you’ll

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Green Home Office Redo – Before and After Photos

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You don’t have to break the bank to create a bomb home office. In fact, tons of people who work from home are finding creative, budget-friendly ways to create dreamy workspaces from bland, boring rooms. If you plan your project right, you could skip the reno and get by with some crafty DIYs and bold new paint color.

For inspiration, look to Van Tuyet (Percival In Bloom). Van works from home three days a week and felt like she needed a space that was organized enough for her to focus, and also reflected her style. The room Van chose to repurpose as her home office was “bland” and offered a blank slate for her to design her dream office. “It had nice elements like crown molding and French doors, but details like the

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