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The Amount Of Sleep You Should Get At Night To Be Happiest The Next Day

It’s no secret that sleep significantly affects our mood and performance the next day. But how many hours of sleep is the sweet spot? Jawbone’s study offers concrete recommendations.


10 Myths About Sleep Busted

Sleep is a mysterious process, and that means it’s the subject of many untruths and much ill-informed wishful thinking. If you’re trying to improve your quality or quantity of sleep, don’t fall for these myths and you’ll be well on the way.


10 Ways To Sleep Soundly (And Safely) On A Plane [Infographic]

The problem with overseas travel from Australia is that everything is so bloody far. By the time you reach your destination, you’re usually grumpy, jet lagged and sleep-deprived, which isn’t an ideal way to start a work trip or holiday. A good night’s sleep can make a world of difference — but that’s easier said that done. The following infographic from Work the World explains everything you need to sleep on planes effectively; including some novel positions that you might not have thought of.


Five Bedtime Snacks That Will Make You Sleep Like A Baby

There are some foods that you should try to avoid before bedtime: anything high in sodium or saturated fats are obvious examples. But what about snacks that actively encourage a good, restful sleep? Here are five hand-picked examples recommended by science.


Unravelling The Mysteries Of Sleep: How The Brain 'Sees' Dreams

Have you ever wondered what the purpose of dreams are? Or why our eyes move around when deep in sleep? The latest scientific research has revealed some new insights into the nature of dreams and how the human brain “sees” them. Read on for the science!


Fall Asleep Faster By Imagining Relaxing Scenes

From doing mental exercises to wearing socks to bed, there are several ways to try to fall asleep faster. This one might be the most pleasant: Picture a relaxing scene, like being on the beach or your last getaway.


How Many Hours Sleep Do You Really Need?

The general rule of thumb for what counts as a full night’s sleep has been eight hours for as long as anyone can remember. Despite this, most of us are happy to get by on less. After all, what difference does an extra hour or two really make? As it turns out, quite a lot. According to science, sleeping even seven hours a night will slowly add up to a costly sleep debt.


All The Ways You're Sleeping Wrong

Most of us are pretty terrible at sleeping. Whether it’s hitting the snooze button too much or using screens before bed, you’re probably doing something that’s not great for your sleep. This video explains all the ways you’re sleeping wrong, and what to do instead.


Nine Ways To Sleep Smarter

Nothing kills your ability to get things done faster than a bad night’s sleep. Studies show that sleep deprivation comes at a significant cost to work productivity — yawning employees find it hard to stay alert, make good decisions, focus on tasks or even manage a friendly mood at the office. There are lots of ways to beat insomnia, increase the quality of your sleep, and master the power nap. Here are nine of our favourite sleep techniques, tips and facts.


Avoid Your 'Second Wind' For Better Quality Sleep

You get an early night, wake up at a reasonable hour and you still feel tired. Getting good-quality sleep is more than just going to bed at the right hour — how you drift off and what you do while in bed can affect how you are the next day. So, here are a few tips you can try to wake up feeling more refreshed.


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