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How To Sleep

The trick is how you spend your mornings.

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Episode Notes

Ben aka “Sleepless in San Francisco” hasn’t been able to get a good night’s rest for more than a decade. He’s tried noise machines, medication, vodka, even eating cheese—but nothing has worked. It’s harming his health, his career, and his dating life. In this episode of How To!, we bring in Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk and co-founder of the meditation app Headspace, to help Ben hit the hay. Andy’s first tip to get more sleep at night? Start with 10 minutes of meditation in the morning.

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Podcast production by Derek John and Rachael Allen.

About the Show

What if Dear Abby were an investigative reporter? Each week, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charles Duhigg (The Power of Habit) takes on listeners’ toughest problems and, with the help of experts, finds the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask but couldn’t. Until now.

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