Business Insider: Bill Gates is clear about what works best for him when it comes to getting the sleep he needs: washing the dishes and reading before bed.

Simple tasks like these are helpful for easing anxiety and being more mindful of the present. Reading is a great habit to get into at any time of the day, but doing it before going to bed is a particularly good time as it helps you to fall asleep.

That’s precisely what Bill Gates does. Known for being an avid reader and for his literary recommendations, reading is a key part of Gates’ nightly routine.

“I read an hour almost every night. It’s part of falling asleep,” Gates told The Seattle Times.

Finishing the day by reading will not only help you become a more cultivated person. The National Sleep Foundation recommends it as a good way of getting into a state of calm, which will help you to fall asleep.

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