sleep

Power Nap HQ For iPhone Optimises Your Midday Nap

iPhone: Naps can improve your productivity, but you need to hit the sweet spot of length to get any benefit from them. Power Nap HQ is an app that helps you with just that.


Learn To Become A Morning Person With This Free Email Course

Even if you’re naturally a late riser, you can still train yourself to get up earlier without much struggle and enjoy those early morning perks. This email course from Little Green Dot aims to help you get up brighter and happier so you can get more out of your day.


Jumpstart Your Day With Extreme Temperatures In Your Morning Shower

Mornings are tough, but the right kind of shower can help. Alternate between extreme cold and hot temperatures to get energised and ready for your day. Here’s why it works.


Ask LH: Why Is My Body Temperature So High?

Hi Lifehacker, I have always been a hot, sweaty sleeper and my temperature is warmer than a lot of other people. I’m 175cm and 73kg, which I don’t think is overweight enough to warrant the cause. What can I do to reduce my body temperature?


Ask LH: Does Napping Change Your Metabolism?

Dear Lifehacker, I hear a high metabolism is good for losing weight and keeping healthy, so I try to stay active. However, I love my afternoon naps! Sometimes I’m just tired, but they keep me productive. Sleeping slows your metabolism down though. Am I undoing all my good work?


Why Hitting The Snooze Button Is Bad For You

It’s 6.30am and after a long holiday break, your alarm clock is insistently telling you it’s time to get out of bed. For many people — me included — the automatic reaction is to hit the snooze button, often more than once.


Conduct A 'Nighttime Audit' To Sleep Better

Tossing and turning can be a terrible waste of time, and leaves you feeling awful the next day. If you’re trying for a better night’s rest, conduct a “nighttime audit” where you evaluate your activities before bedtime to see what’s keeping you up.


Wake Up Consistently Instead Of Sleeping 8 Hours To Wake Up Earlier

Some people do their best work in the morning, but no-one likes waking up early. If one of your goals is to start your day earlier, give yourself a “wake up time” every day, earlier than you need to be up. Your body will get used to it faster, and you’ll also get better sleep.


This Video Debunks 10 Misconceptions About Sleep

We know that sleep is a very important part of our lives, but there are still some things that a lot of people believe that aren’t necessarily true. Here’s clarification on some of the most popular misconceptions about sleepy time.


Why Anxiety Wakes You Up At Night, And How To Reclaim Your Rest

Waking up in the middle of the night with anxiety can ruin anyone’s night. You’re panicked, frustrated, worried, and you may not sleep well even if you do manage to doze. You don’t have to sit awake all night though. Here’s how anxiety messes with our sleep, and how you can fight back.