Scientists have idea that could help us get to sleep faster. All you need is pen and paper. scientists are from Baylor University in Texas, USA. They did research into how we can fall asleep more quickly. They found that writing to-do list helps people get to sleep faster. Doctor Michael K. Scullin was lead researcher of study. He said to-do lists make us relax because we don't need to worry about things we have to do. He said that if we write down things we need to do, we can forget about them, so we become calmer. He added: "We live in 24/7 culture in which our to-do lists seem to be constantly growing and causing us to worry about unfinished tasks at bedtime."
researchers looked at sleeping patterns of 57 male and female university students aged between 18 and 30. Half of them had to write down to-do list five minutes before they slept. They had to turn lights out by 10:30pm and could not have access to technology. researchers found that participants who wrote to-do lists fell asleep average of 9 minutes faster than those who didn't. They also found that students who wrote really detailed lists fell asleep faster than students who wrote simple, general lists. USA's National Sleep Foundation said that around 40 per cent of American adults have difficulty falling asleep at least few times each month.