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How To Manage Your Time On A Chaotic, Irregular Schedule

Not everyone works 9-5. When you schedule doesn’t fit into neat little boxes, it can require some special skills to keep everything in order. Here are some tactics you can use to keep your energy up and maintain control.


How Much Sleep Do You Need To Feel Normal And Healthy?

Getting “enough sleep” is a weird concept, considering that everyone is a little bit different. What does science have to say on the matter? Just how much sleep should you be getting? And what the hell is “sleep debt”? This video explains all.


Eat An Egg Before Bed To Help You Sleep Better

The next time you have trouble falling sleep, skip the warm milk and head for the egg carton instead. Eggs contain tryptophan; an amino acid that acts as a natural sedative. They also encourage the production of insulin, which helps neural pathways get tryptophan to the brain.


Research Shows That Seven Hours Of Sleep Might Be The Sweet Spot

Eight hours of sleep. Six hours of sleep. Seven hours of sleep. It seems like every year we see a study that claims that some amount of hours is better than another. The Wall Street Journal collects together a few studies that show data suggests that seven hours might be the sweet spot these days.


Free Sleep Sounds Plays Soothing Sounds To Help You Relax Or Doze Off

iOS: If you could use a little help falling asleep, Free Sleep Sounds for iPhone offers a library of nature and other soothing sounds to help you relax after a long day. You get long, real recordings too, not short loops, and a sleep timer so your phone isn’t on all night.


Do You Procrastinate About Going To Sleep?

As if we don’t procrastinate enough when it comes to work and chores, a recent study has uncovered yet another way we procrastinate: “sleep procrastination”. Do you tend to stay up later than you should just because you’re delaying bedtime?


Banish Jet Lag With High-Insulin Foods

The human circadian oscillator — or “body clock” — is linked intrinsically to insulin, new scientific research has found. If you’re suffering from jet lag, it’s therefore possible to reset your body clock by eating a large, insulin-releasing meal before going to bed. Sounds good to us!


FitRPG Turns Your Fitbit Into A Game You Play With Friends

Android/iOS: Your fitness tracker can be a great source of motivation to get active, but if you need a little extra push, FitRPG takes data from your Fitbit and turns it into a game — complete with loot, levels, quests and some friendly competition.


Sleep In The Nude To Boost Self-Confidence

Okay, so this life-hack might not be particularly enticing in the middle of winter, but those who are willing to brave bedtime in the buff will have a newfound confidence to go with their chill. (If you share a bed with your partner, it can also lead to more nooky. Hurrah!)


Sleep Cycle Arrives On Android To Wake You Refreshed And Well-Rested

Android: Popular sleep tracking app, Sleep Cycle, was previously only available on iOS. Today, Sleep Cycle has rolled out to Android users too, many of whom could benefit from a better night’s sleep.