If you're having a hard time waking up on time in the morning, you might need to adjust your schedule to align with your sleep cycles. The closer you can line up with the 90-minute rule, the better.
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There’s nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter. But snoring can be more than just a frustration to those in your vicinity. Sometimes snoring is linked to more serious health problems, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. An emerging line of research suggests snoring may directly contribute to cardiovascular health problems.
Getting the recommended eight hours of sleep every night means you'll spend at least a third of your life in bed. So if you're going to splurge on a piece of furniture, it might as well be a bed that constantly adjusts its comfort to match your sleeping position and warms your feet so you can fall asleep faster at night.
Around a third of the population have trouble sleeping, including difficulties maintaining sleep throughout the night. While night time awakenings are distressing for most sufferers, there is some evidence from our recent past that suggests this period of wakefulness occurring between two separate sleep periods was the norm.
Dr Janet Kennedy is a clinical psychologist and the founder of NYC Sleep Doctor, a service providing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to treat sleep disorders. In this video, Dr Kennedy explains how to get the most out of a nap; from the amount of time you should rest for to the best time of the day to partake.
A good night's sleep is important, especially the night before you hit the road. A recent report suggests that getting just one hour less of sleep than the minimum recommended seven hours may nearly double your risk of getting in an accident the next day.
Few things are scarier than watching someone you love freak out uncontrollably at night — even if they won't remember. Scarier still is hearing that someone was you from a loved one or roommate. Those are night terrors, and they're no ordinary nightmares. Here's why and when they happen, and how you can stop them.
Even if you're a night owl, you can still have more productive mornings if you put in a little effort to make getting up easier. Of course, it still won't be easy, but if you like the idea of a more relaxing start to the day, here are some suggestions to get you started.
Australian mattress brand Sealy Posturepedic recently conducted a global sleep census and the results for Australia are concerning though not surprising. According to the survey, a whopping 75 per cent of Aussies struggle to fall or stay asleep at night and around one in five struggle with insomnia at least three times a week. This infographic looks at all the ways we are struggling to get to sleep. It also suggests some potential remedies.
You can quantify just about every part of your life with today's tech, but what's more important than getting enough rest? There are now a plethora of ways to keep an eye on the quality of your sleep as well as how much you're getting.
You'd think we'd all be sleep champs of the world by now, but alas, many of us still have trouble falling asleep, despite our best efforts. The last thing you'd probably want is to listen to a podcast while you try to sleep. But Sleep With Me is different; it's designed to put you to sleep.
When we need to focus on the task at hand, some of us reach for our earphones — but you might not be getting your best mileage with today’s pop hits. Meanwhile, Brain.fm uses cold, hard science to stream music that’s proven to boost your productivity.