sleep

The Best Time To Work When You're Sleep-Deprived

You had a light night of sleep and you know the next day is going to be rough. You’ll likely be dragging all day, but there is still a small window of time when you’ll be most alert that you can take advantage of.


The Science Of Napping Explained [Infographic]

A quick power nap can determine the difference between staying productive and coasting through the day like a brain-dead zombie. But how much rest do you actually need to boost your energy levels? Is it possible to nap for too little or for too long? And how does REM fit into it all this? This information-packed infographic from Patio Productions explains all.


The Best Colours To Paint A Bedroom For A Good Night's Sleep

You need about seven hours of sleep to be productive. You can increase the chances of getting those by sleeping in a bedroom that is coloured blue, yellow, green, silver or orange.


Interrupt Your Sleep Cycle To Generate More Creative Ideas

We all understand that there is a roughly 90-minute sleep cycle your body goes through while you’re unconscious. Waking up at the end of it is great for productivity, but if you need to generate ideas, try waking up about 30 minutes before the end.


How Sleep Changes As You Age, And Why You'll Need Even More Of It

Not sleeping as well as you used to? Maybe it’s just you’re naturally getting older. Unfortunately, since sleep is so important for protecting your mind and body physically, it’s a Catch-22.


Overcome Jet Lag By Skipping A Couple Of Meals

Jet lag can be completely debilitating, and it may take you days to recover. Rather than struggling with fatigue, you might find you can reset your body clock just by missing out on a meal or two.


Resist The Urge To Check The Clock For A Better Night's Sleep

Everyone wakes up in the middle of the night, and it’s natural to glance at the clock or reach out for your phone to check the time. One sleep expert suggests you’ll get a better night’s sleep if you avoid checking how long is left until you have to get up.


How To Get A Great Night's Sleep When You're Away From Home

Whether you’re in a hotel on holidays or staying with friends, sleeping in an unfamiliar bed takes getting used to. We sat down with a sleep expert to come up with some tips for a great night’s sleep, no matter where you are or what bed you’re in.


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.