sleep

Ask LH: When Is It No Longer Worth Trying To Fall Back To Sleep?

Hi Lifehacker, Sometimes I wake up earlier than my morning alarm. This can be as little as five minutes but sometime as much as an hour. I don’t feel like I get enough sleep on the whole but once I’m awake I can’t help checking the clock. My question is: at what point is it no longer worth me trying to get back to sleep? Is there a point that I might as well just get out of bed?


How To Make Getting Out Of Bed In The Morning Easier

Getting out of bed can be tough. The alarm goes off, and you just want to stay in bed, warm and cosy. Of course, we get up anyway, usually because we have to, but it sucks, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s sometimes painful. Here are some tips to make that moment — getting up — suck less.


What Is Insomnia And What Can You Do About It?

We all have a poor night’s sleep from time to time: those nights when you lie awake for hours trying desperately to go to sleep but can’t stop worrying about tomorrow. Or when you repeatedly wake up throughout the night, or can’t get back to sleep in the early hours of the morning.


How Do You Help Yourself Fall Asleep?

When you’re having a hard time falling asleep, many of us just toss, turn and whine about it. There are better ways to fall asleep fast though, so we want to hear your tricks.


The Ideal Amount Of Sleep For Each Age Group, According To The Experts

It seems like a question that’s as old as time itself: “How much sleep do I really need?” The non-profit National Sleep Foundation and a panel of 18 prominent medical scientists and researchers reviewed over 300 sleep studies to try and finally answer it.


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?