sleep

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.


The Best (And Worst) Foods For A Good Night's Sleep

Sometimes, getting better sleep is just a matter of eating the right foods and avoiding others. US News has rounded up foods that are naturally sleep-inducing and perfect for a late-night snack.


Doze Endlessly Streams Relaxing Music Without Ads

Android: The next time you need to meditate, relax or fall asleep, fire up Doze on your Android phone and let its relaxing sounds take over. The app has a minimalistic interface and is completely free, without any ads.


Too Much Sleep Might Be As Bad For Your Brain As Too Little Sleep

We’ve long talked about the importance of sleep and getting enough of it, but what if you tend to sleep more than the often recommended 7-8 hours? A new study suggests that might also negatively affect your memory and thinking.


Ask LH: How Can I Wake Myself Up Without Disturbing My Girlfriend?

Dear Lifehacker, I’m trying to get into a routine of waking up early for a run or a swim, but the problem is my alarm clock wakes up my girlfriend, and she can’t get back to sleep again. Do you have a recommendation for a way to wake me up before her without waking her up too?