Let’s face it, we could all do with more sleep. Our busy schedules require us to stay up late and wake up early, and they allow nowhere near enough time for valuable shut-eye. If we knew this was how it would be, I think we all would have savored those naps in kindergarten!
There’s not much we can do to clear up our schedules, but there are ways we can better enjoy the sleep we have. This week, we’ve found the best sleep tips and tricks on the internet to help you catch a few more ZZZ’s tonight.
Despite what you may have read online, you cannot “hack” yourself into needing less sleep. While you may be able to train your body to operate on just four hours a night, research shows your cognitive functions will greatly suffer. Instead of tricking yourself into less sleep, it’s better to master how to get the most sleep. This video offers five simple tips on how to fall asleep, stay asleep, and enjoy a more restful sleep all night long.
Everyone sleeps, but there’s still a lot we get wrong about sleeping. These misconceptions can be harmful to your health. If you’ve been told sleeping in on the weekends will prevent sleep loss side effects during the week, napping during the day is bad, or regular snoring is normal, then you need to check out this handy infographic. Created by the Sleep Health Foundation, this infographic debunks these and other common sleep myths.
You probably know you shouldn’t look at a screen right before bed, but that doesn’t mean technology can’t be used to help you fall asleep. If sheep-counting isn’t quite cutting it, check out these apps for fixing your sleep patterns, relaxing before bed, and falling asleep. There are even a few handy options for getting a bright start in the morning!
Just For Fun: Sleepy Animals
Few things are better than a full night’s sleep, but a video of cute sleepy animals comes awfully close! Enjoy this adorable compilation of sleepy kittens and puppies that will make you go “Awww!” before you curl up yourself.