Nine Ways To Sleep Smarter

Nothing kills your ability to get things done faster than a bad night’s sleep. Studies show that sleep deprivation comes at a significant cost to work productivity — yawning employees find it hard to stay alert, make good decisions, focus on tasks or even manage a friendly mood at the office. There are lots of ways to beat insomnia, increase the quality of your sleep, and master the power nap. Here are nine of our favourite sleep techniques, tips and facts.

Avoid Your 'Second Wind' For Better Quality Sleep

You get an early night, wake up at a reasonable hour and you still feel tired. Getting good-quality sleep is more than just going to bed at the right hour — how you drift off and what you do while in bed can affect how you are the next day. So, here are a few tips you can try to wake up feeling more refreshed.

The Best Way To Recover After An All-Nighter

So you’ve just pulled an effective all-nighter to complete that project, but you still need to get things done today. In this video you’ll learn that it’s very possible to have a productive day after an all-nighter and how to go about it successfully.

Sleep Calculator Tells You Precisely When To Hit The Hay For Maximum REM

If you’re having trouble mastering your NREM-REM sleep cycle, it could be because you’re choosing the wrong time to go to bed. (Earlier isn’t necessarily better!) This handy web app calculates multiple bedtimes based on when you need to get up.

How Nightmares Work (And Why They're Good For Us)

No one enjoys being terrorised by nightmares or bad dreams, but scientists assure us they’re actually a key to mental well-being.

The Late Night Snacks That Won't Upset Your Stomach And Wreck Your Sleep

Late night snacking isn’t ideal, but sometimes you just gotta eat. If you have to work late, get up early, or just have a case of the late night munchies, these foods will put your hunger to bed without ruining your sleep with indigestion.

Stop Yourself From Sleeping On Your Stomach With An Uncooked Pea

You might find it comfortable, but it’s usually best to avoid sleeping on your stomach. Fortunately, you can save yourself some neck and back pain with a well-placed pea.

How To Stay Healthy At Tech Conventions (Before, During And After)

Every year hundreds of thousands of people head to conventions to talk tech, gaming, business, geek culture and even knitting! By the end, attendees walk out with swag, intel and sometimes a rather nasty cold. Protect yourself from the infamous “con crud” and leave these gatherings in perfect health with these handy tips.

Start Your Mornings Right With The 'RISE' Method

Your morning sets the course for your day, so how you start it is important. There are a handful of factors that help ensure a calm, pleasant morning. Use the RISE method to remember what you should do when you wake up.

Skip The Alcohol Before Bed To Sleep Better

You probably feel groggy and grumpy on Monday mornings. Sure, that’s partly because Monday sucks, but if your idea of relaxing on the weekends include having a couple of beers before bed, that alcohol could be screwing up your sleep.