Welcome to Lifehacker's Lucid Dream Workshop. Each week we'll learn a little more about the mysterious realm of sleep science, dreams, and how to "wake up" when we're fast asleep.
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As groundbreaking personal statements go, ‘I never get enough sleep’ ranks somewhere down there with ‘I enjoy music!’ and ‘I like going out – but also staying in’. It’s the modern default. Because nobody does, right? Unless you're under 10, over 70 or live on a farm with no wi-fi, you’re probably not getting enough sleep. I was one of those people. I decided to embark on a two-week experience to learn how to get eight hours of shut-eye a night.
Med School Insiders has a video on getting enough sleep while dealing with the very demanding schedule of someone early in their medical career. It's a field notorious for early starts and long hours, so what's successful for them is probably worth listening to for anyone needing a little more spring in their step.
Several studies suggest that messing with your natural circadian sleep rhythm can have adverse affects on your health. A 2015 study, however, suggests that greatly altering your sleeping schedule on the weekend can have a similar effect.
Apple recently added Night Shift to macOS, which changes the colour temperature of your screen based on the time of day in the hopes that it will help you sleep better. Before the launch of Night Shift, f.lux was the go-to tool for doing this. Let's see how they compare.
We've previously talked about how you can wake up earlier, but we don't often look at why starting your day sooner is beneficial. Beyond the obvious bonuses, there's one that's less apparent: it's literally the first step to better self-discipline.
There’s nothing quite like the sound of snoring as the ultimate sleep interrupter. But snoring can be more than just a frustration to those in your vicinity. Sometimes snoring is linked to more serious health problems, such as obstructive sleep apnoea. An emerging line of research suggests snoring may directly contribute to cardiovascular health problems.
If you don't have a hot water bottle at the foot of your bed as Australia heads into the colder, rainier months, I'm begging you to reconsider. Sure, you can wear warm socks or tuck your feet under a human or canine companion. But dogs don't stay in place, and people tend to shriek "Eek! Your feet are cold!" before rolling over and stealing your covers.
Staring at a screen before bed is bad for your sleep, but we do it anyway. If you like watching TV to help you fall asleep, Napflix might be a good compromise.