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Hi Lifehacker, My partner doesn’t like to have mobile phones in the bedroom while we sleep. I can understand this from a “not wanting to be woken up by irritating text message” point of view, but there is also the issue of the radiation that emanates from the little suckers as they sit there recharging. Is this a genuine health concern, a hippy fallacy, is the truth somewhere in the middle, or is the jury still out? Thanks, Bed Phone
Twilight is an Android app that automatically adjusts your device’s brightness (technically, its colour temperature) over the course of the day, reducing the harsh whites and blues as the day progresses. We’ve talked about how to avoid eyestrain at the computer, but when you’re not staring at a computer screen, you’re probably looking at your phone or tablet, and Twilight can help.
You lay down to go to bed, ready to fall asleep quickly and get a good night’s rest. Just as you’re about to fall asleep, some thought pops into your head, you can’t stop thinking about it, and then before you know it the clock reads three in the morning. It’s annoying, but Scientific American sheds a little light on why this happens.
Not getting the sleep you need? The key to improving your sleep habits is a mix of good sleep habits and understanding the things that keep you from getting the best sleep you possibly can. That’s where sleep tracking gadgets that you wear, and smartphone apps that monitor your sleep cycles, come into play. This week, we’re looking at five of the best sleep tracking tools, based on your nominations.
“Manage your energy, not your time.” This is the quote that made Tony Schwartz famous, and it’s one that I believe best represents a truly efficient lifestyle in the 21st century. Yet, living “manage your energy, not your time” is incredibly hard, at least for me. It probably took me around a year to fully grasp its meaning. Since then, I’ve turned my life upside down and changed my routine dramatically.