sleep

You May Actually Fall Asleep Faster If You Try To Stay Awake

When you are exhausted, nothing is worse than lying in bed desperately trying and failing to fall asleep. You might have better luck drifting off into dreamland if you try to stay awake instead.


All About Creating Healthier Sleeping Habits

There is rarely any instant fix when you’re having trouble sleeping, and if you’re a light sleeper, it can be especially important to foster healthy sleeping habits. How do you stop checking your phone at 2AM and start making sleep a priority?


Warning: Taking Your Own Pillow On A Plane May Inspire Irrational Hatred

So here’s a travel tip I picked up while travelling overseas recently — if you’re planning to take your own pillow aboard an aeroplane, be prepared to cop an inordinate amount of abuse from complete strangers. Especially if it’s a big’un.


Get Out Of Bed And Keep Your Hands Busy If You Wake Up At Night

Waking up during the night is a common problem and a type of insomnia. Whether you’re a light sleeper or a bad dream wakes you, the video above from psychologist and Night School author Richard Wiseman offers two solutions.


How To Get Better Sleep In Uncomfortable And Unavoidable Situations

It’s no secret that most of us aren’t getting enough sleep. And while it’s probably our own fault, many of us are also unwilling or unable to change our schedules. So since we can’t add another hour to our days, finding small windows of time to squeeze in a little extra sleep might be our most viable option.


Train Yourself To Wake Up Earlier One Minute At A Time

There are many ways to get yourself out of bed earlier, but one of the most effective is training yourself over time. If you want to seamlessly move into an earlier wake time, you can ease into it by waking up just a minute earlier every day.


Activity Trackers Compared: Most Suck At Tracking Your Sleep

Your fitness tracker may claim to measure your sleep, but how accurate is it? To find out, sleep specialist Dr Christopher Winter tested several popular trackers in a one-night sleep study in his lab.


Ask LH: When Is It No Longer Worth Trying To Fall Back To Sleep?

Hi Lifehacker, Sometimes I wake up earlier than my morning alarm. This can be as little as five minutes but sometime as much as an hour. I don’t feel like I get enough sleep on the whole but once I’m awake I can’t help checking the clock. My question is: at what point is it no longer worth me trying to get back to sleep? Is there a point that I might as well just get out of bed?


How To Make Getting Out Of Bed In The Morning Easier

Getting out of bed can be tough. The alarm goes off, and you just want to stay in bed, warm and cosy. Of course, we get up anyway, usually because we have to, but it sucks, it’s uncomfortable, and it’s sometimes painful. Here are some tips to make that moment — getting up — suck less.


What Is Insomnia And What Can You Do About It?

We all have a poor night’s sleep from time to time: those nights when you lie awake for hours trying desperately to go to sleep but can’t stop worrying about tomorrow. Or when you repeatedly wake up throughout the night, or can’t get back to sleep in the early hours of the morning.