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