The Surprising Trick Bill Gates Uses To Help Him Fall Asleep

At times, trying to fall asleep can be a struggle. However, billionaire Bill Gates seems to have discovered the key to a restful night. 

Anxiety, environmental factors, and health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder or sleep apnea are just a few of the things that keep people up at night, according to Self Magazine. In order to start snoozing, experts may recommend everything from controlling the temperature and your breathing, to listening to certain sounds, and paying attention to what you do and don't ingest (via Healthline).

Gates is best known for starting up Microsoft, so he knows his stuff. As Gates Notes states, he is a technologist, business leader, and philanthropist, which means that getting some good rest is likely important for the entrepreneur so he can keep up with his busy schedule and demanding responsibilities. That being said, if you are having trouble with falling asleep, you may want to take some pointers from him. 

A beloved hobby helps Bill Gates get to sleep

When nighttime rolls around, it can be common to think about all the things you didn't manage to get done during the day, and everything you have to do tomorrow.

To clear his mind before a good nights sleep, Bill Gates revealed that he does "the dishes every night."  Yes, the tech guru shared this information in a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) back in 2014, and it is certainly worth a try. After all, those bowls, plates, cups, and pieces of silverware aren't going to clean themselves.

Those who are not fans of washing and scrubbing may want to consider his other trick for falling asleep, which involves reading for "an hour almost every night." Gates' love of books is no secret, and this tidbit was published in The Seattle Times way back in 1990. There are so many benefits that can come from opening a book, and it leading to getting some much needed beauty sleep is just an added bonus — just ask Gates.