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The right kind of music can soothe us into a perfect state of relaxation. Add this scientifically based, hour-long video to your nighttime playlist to get more sleep.
There’s nothing quite like waking up after an incredibly lucid dream. Whether you were flying through the heavens, starring in your own action movie or making out with your secret crush, the lingering memory can put a spring in your step for the rest of the day. Unfortunately, most dreams are meandering, colourless and entirely forgettable — which is why you need these hallucinatory dream hacks.
Jet-lag is one of those conditions that you just have to endure, unless you’re willing to ingest copious amounts of caffeine or staple your eyelids open. That said, next time you’re suffering from a radical shift in time zones, you might want to give Entrain a go. It’s an iPhone app that claims to get you back into sleeping sync as quickly as possible, by aligning your circadian rhythms with that of your environment.
Yoga can be great for relaxation in addition to improving your overall health and well-being. This one move is an instant de-stresser, great for doing right before bed.
Android: A full 90-minute sleep cycle can ensure you wake up energised. 90Night makes it simpler for you to get this sleep by letting you choose the best time to wake up.
Daylight saving time ends this weekend in most states and territories (barring Queensland, Western Australia and the Northern Territory), meaning we’ll turn our clocks back by one hour on Sunday morning. “Spring forward, fall back” is a good prompt to remember which way to wind. But what appears to be a simple procedure each spring and fall does not immediately change our body clock time.
Hey Lifehacker, I work as a new graduate in an industry which requires me to have highly erratic and irregular shift work. Some nights I am required to stay up past midnight and then some mornings require me to have an early morning start. On those days I am unable to get to sleep earlier because of my irregular body clock. How can I make sure I get to sleep those nights I really need it?
Checking your email in the morning is one of the best ways to derail your productivity. If you find you’re too tempted, switching to a normal alarm clock could keep the temptation at bay.