Top Stories sleep
- Ask LH: Is It Better To Get More Sleep Or More Exercise?
- Top 10 Myths And Misconceptions About Sleep
- How To Sleep In Any Position When You Have Back Pain
- Should We All Be Having Two Sleeps Per Day?
- Everything You Need To Know About How Light Affects Your Sleep
- How Being Tired Affects Your Thinking And Performance
Sleep is critical for physical and mental health, and our quality of life. While three per cent of the population are genetically programmed to function with less than six hours sleep regularly, the rest of us need around 7.5 hours a night. But what determines whether we like to go to bed early or late?
They say that your eyes are a window of the soul — so it’s best not to frame them with the unsightly dark rings of a corpse. If you feel perennially exhausted and bleary-eyed, these tried-and-tested maintenance tips will help to keep your peepers looking fresh (even when you feel like death warmed up.)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that insufficient sleep is a serious public health concern, because it can lead to many immediate dangers such as car crashes as well as long-term health problems like diabetes. The blame for sleep deprivation is often pinned on our fast-paced, 24/7 lifestyle, made possible by electric lighting at all times of day and night. But are we really getting too little sleep?
Dear Lifehacker, I get up at 5am for work, and when I get home I’m cooking, cleaning, helping with homework, spending time with my family and then I’m in bed at 9pm. If I were to exercise daily, it would be cutting into my bedtime, so I want to know – for general health, am I better off getting an hour’s exercise in before hitting the hay, or will the extra hour’s sleep be better for me? Alternatively, can you see a time in my schedule where I might be able to fit some physical activity in?
Sleep is important, however when you’re traveling across country to conferences or a wedding, you need to stay somewhere. Hotels are generally the best option for any stay, however it can be hard to get a good amount of sleep to keep your mind sharp and to keep you from getting tired throughout your busy day. So how do you get a good night sleep when you’re away from home? Here are some of the best techniques that you can use to help you get a better night sleep.
You’d think the human race would have sleep down to a science by now, but many of us are still sleeping poorly (and so we need top 10 guides to getting better sleep). Part of the problem is we have outdated information and beliefs about this all-important health need. Let’s set the facts straight. Here are 10 things you might have been told about sleep but aren’t completely true.