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Why Bill Gates Washes the Dishes and Reads for an Hour to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

The Microsoft founder's nightly routine is based on two simple habits

By | Cristina Fernández Esteban | Nathan Rennolds |

Giving your body the rest it needs so you can be productive the next day is one of the most important things you can do.

Bill Gates is clear about what works best for him when it comes to getting the sleep he needs. 

If you find yourself struggling to get the recommended amount of sleep each night, you may want to start following Gates’ nightly routine. 

It’s extremely simple and you can give it a try right away.

Wash the dishes after dinner 

To sleep well, your mind needs to end the day freed from obligations and problems, otherwise, those repetitive thoughts will keep you awake.

Scrolling through your cell phone, checking your email for the last time, or even the evening news won’t do you any favors. 

Bill Gates uses a simple trick to clear his mind.

“I do the dishes every night,” Gates said on a Reddit AMA in 2014.

Simple tasks like these are helpful for easing anxiety and being more mindful of the present

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