In Fast Company, sleep pros weigh weigh sleep apps, sleep hacking, and experimental sleep technology against basic sleep hygiene. 

To better understand our growing arsenal of sleep-hacking techniques and technologies, I asked Zandieh and Nathaniel F. Watson, the president elect of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, for their input. They responded with more basic, general advice: Good sleep begins with good sleep hygiene.

No gadgets, just hygiene.

“We have a low sleep IQ in general,” says Watson. “I think there is a need for more education in our communities not only about the importance of sleep but the strategies for how to optimize it. Nobody is taught these sleep hygiene aspects.”