4 Ways You (Yes, You!) Can Sleep Like A Baby

Here's how to get the sweetest sleep.
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There’s something totally peaceful about a sleeping baby ― even if you didn’t soothe the little one to sleep yourself.

Maybe it’s because babies can literally sleep anywhere. Or maybe it’s because some babies actually smile in their sleep. Or maybe, most of all, it’s because babies love sleeping with the people who love them.

Yes, it’s OK to have sleep envy...

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Or even better, catch some quality Zs yourself. This HuffPost Rise video explains four things you can do today and tonight to sleep like the littlest humans.

First up? Make sure to get some exercise during the day. Experts think one of the reasons physical activity helps you sleep is because it raises your body temperature temporarily, allowing it to drop later on (when it’s time for you to sleep). Plus, exercise can reduce stress and tire you out. Read: Your workout is basically prepping you for good sleep!

Just pay attention to how late in the day you’re hitting the gym. Working out right before bed can be a great evening routine for some people, but pumping iron too close to sleeping time might make it harder for others to unwind.

Watch the video for more tips on how to get the sweetest sleep.

Sarah DiGiulio is The Huffington Post’s sleep reporter. You can contact her at sarah.digiulio@huffingtonpost.com.

Before You Go

How Babies Sleep Around The World
The Philippines(01 of 15)
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A man puts a baby to sleep in a hammock in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines. (credit: Dondi Tawatao via Getty Images)
Thailand(02 of 15)
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A baby sleeps in a bag stall at Tha Phae Gate in Chiang Mai, Thailand. (credit: Hong Wu via Getty Images)
Togo(03 of 15)
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A baby sleeps under a mosquito net in Lome, Togo. (credit: Godong via Getty Images)
Pakistan(04 of 15)
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An Afghan toddler sleeps in a makeshift cot at a refugee camp on the outskrits of Jalalabad. (credit: AFP via Getty Images)
Brazil(05 of 15)
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A baby sleeps in a plastic crib under an umbrella at the beach in Rio de Janeiro. (credit: Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
Mali(06 of 15)
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Baby sleeping on woman's back in Bamako, Mali. (credit: Insights via Getty Images)
Burma(07 of 15)
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A woman spinning thread with her sleeping baby on her lap, Paunglea village, Keng Tung. (credit: Katie Garrod via Getty Images)
Decatur, Illinois Correctional Center(08 of 15)
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A mother puts her three-month-old daughter down for a nap in the room they share at the Decatur Correctional Center. The baby lives with her mother at the prison as part of the Moms with Babies program at the minimum security facility. (credit: Scott Olson via Getty Images)
Malaysia(09 of 15)
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Man sings a child to sleep in Penang. (credit: Per-Andre Hoffmann / LOOK-foto via Getty Images)
India(10 of 15)
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A baby in a basket in Wanlah, Jammu & Kashmir. (credit: Richard I'Anson via Getty Images)
Senegal(11 of 15)
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Nogo Tafsirou, St Louis, Senegal, West Africa, Africa (credit: Christian Aslund via Getty Images)
Mexico(12 of 15)
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Priscilla looks at her one-month-old baby girl who rests in a crib of the 'Cribs Program' at her work in a market of the Romero Rubio suburb in Mexico City, on August 24, 2015. The municipal government of Mexico's federal district intends to distribute 7000 cribs to mothers in vulnerable situations, since a similar program which took place in Finland 75 years ago had positive results in the reduction of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). According to authorities, the rate of SIDS in the Mexican capital is 11.2, below the national rate of 12.8, and the worldwide rate of 35.8 percent. AFP PHOTO / Yuri CORTEZ (Photo credit should read YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images) (credit: YURI CORTEZ via Getty Images)
Vietnam(13 of 15)
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Kon Tum, Kon Tum, Vietnam, South-East Asia, Asia (credit: David Greedy via Getty Images)
Papua New Guinea(14 of 15)
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Western, Papua New Guinea, Pacific (credit: Oliver Strewe via Getty Images)
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