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Overdoing it on caffeine is killing your productivity

<i>This post originally appeared at</i> <i>LinkedIn</i><i>. Follow the author here</i><i>.</i><p>Today’s tip for improving your performance is one of the most simple and straightforward methods I’ve provided thus far. For many people, this tip has the potential to have a bigger impact than any other single action. The catch? You …

Wellness

Revealed: How Long It Should Take You To Fall Asleep At Night (And How To Sleep Better)

Put down that phone.<p>When we’re struggling to fall asleep, we can sometimes slip into the habit of checking the clock, feeling stressed about the amount of time it’s taking us to nod off.<p>But how long should it actually take us to drop off after we hit the hay?<p>According to the National Sleep …

Well-being

Commentary: Analysing the way children sleep could help us to understand autism

On average, humans spend roughly a third of their lives asleep. This might sound like quite a long time, but sleep has been shown to be vital for …

Autism

Sleep Tight

Girls need it. Boys need it. Whites, Blacks and Mexicans need it. Even thugs and Republicans need it. No matter who you are, we all need a good …

African-American News

I shut off my phone at 9 p.m. every night for a week—here’s what happened

Just about everyone’s fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral—you know, when you decide to peek at Instagram before bed, and suddenly it’s …

Well-being

Could Losing Sleep Be Killing You?

<i>*This article is the first in a two-part series on how poor sleep quality can affect the health of older adults and ways to treat sleep problems. Part 2 focuses on defining various sleep disorders and tips for better sleep.</i><p>“Though sleep is called our best friend, it is a friend who often keeps us …

Sleep Apnea

Sleep, readiness go hand in hand

Recommended Content:<p>WASHINGTON — The quality of soldiers' sleep has a direct bearing on readiness, according to an Army researcher.<p>Despite the …

Sleep

​One Reason Why Lack Of Sleep Makes You a Huge Jerk

No, it’s not just because you’re extra irritable when you’re tired<p>Skimping on sleep messes with you in many ways, from making your blood sugar tank to sabotaging work and fitness performance. Now you can add one more con to the list: It makes you terrible at reading certain emotions, a new study in …

Sleep

How to Sleep Like a Supermodel and Wake Up Looking Like One—Almost

<b>I'm the kind of girl who loves a full eight to nine hours of sleep every night. Unfortunately, that's often not realistic with my busy schedule. You</b> …

Skin Care

Flux developer says Apple’s new competitive macOS Night Shift feature falls short

Released yesterday with the macOS 10.12.4 update, Apple’s Night Shift may not be having the impact on your display that it aims to. In a new post shared on f.lux’s forum, a member of the team broke down why f.lux may be the better option over Apple’s similar offering. Both systems set out to …

iOS

How poor sleep is hurting your health, relationships, job and finances | Commentary

And the fix doesn't require that we all unplug and check out at 8 p.m. If every worker who gets less than six hours of sleep managed to instead get …

Sleep

How to Use Night Shift on Mac OS

MacOS now includes Night Shift, a feature which adjusts the screens hue color as daylight shifts to night. When the Night Shift feature is in use on …

Apple

Teenagers more sensitive to light: study

It has been said teenagers are programmed to wake up late, but new research suggests simply turning down the lights at night could help them get to …

Teens

9 Ways To Bounce Back The Day After A Crappy Night's Sleep

Really, the most important thing is that next night — it’s what will keep one bad day from becoming a pattern of sleeplessness.<p><i>For</i> Glamour<i>, by Suzannah Weiss.</i><p>Sure, sure, getting a good night’s sleep is very important. But sometimes it’s just not possible. And all the tips in the world on how to …

Well-being

9 simple things that help us get a better night’s sleep

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>No matter how you look at it, each of us spends an enormous amount of our lives asleep.<p>And it's not like the time you spend asleep doesn't …

Sleep

How to Hack Your Sleep Schedule and Get Your Full 8 Hours

You have so many responsibilities in your life, from work or school (or both!) to raising families and maintaining relationships, and on top of all …

Well-being

Being sleep deprived at work is as bad as being drunk

<i>This post originally appeared at</i> <i>LinkedIn</i><i>. Follow the author here</i><i>.</i><p>The next time you tell yourself that you’ll sleep when you’re dead, realize that you’re making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the …

Wellness

5 Things You Do Every Day That Destroy Your Sleep And Ruin Your Life

With everything we have to worry about in life, who has time to think about sleeping, the one time of day that is supposed to be thoughtless?<p>We worry …

Wellness

Sleep calculator: everything you need to know about it

We all follow a similar sleep pattern, with a full night’s sleep broken into multiple sleep cycles, alternating between transitional, light and deep …

Sleep

Here's How Much Sleep Elon Musk Gets Every Night

The entrepreneur revealed he sleeps about six hours on average.<p>Elon Musk is one of the most accomplished tech leaders in the world. You'd think this guy never sleeps. But it turns out he does, in fact, sleep.<p>In a Reddit AMA from 2015, the Tesla Inc. and SpaceX CEO said he slept "almost exactly 6 …

Elon Musk

Fix These 3 Common Mistakes for Better Sleep—Tonight and Every Night

Getting enough sleep at night certainly isn’t easy—but it’s not impossible, either. Fixing the following five common mistakes will help you get on …

Sleep

How Screens Can Disrupt Your Sleep

Millennia ago, when humans lived in caves, light was virtually the only way we knew the time of day. Our brains evolved to associate sleep with …

Let Tom Hardy Read You a Bedtime Story, Because You Deserve It

Sunday was Mother's Day in the UK, so British TV channel CBeebies decided to give hardworking mums everywhere the best present ever by having Tom Hardy read a bedtime story in his sexy, soothing voice.<p>This is becoming a wonderful trend, since Hardy previously read bedtime stories on the same …

Tom Hardy

Scientists Call On Bosses To Allow Employees Naps To Make Up For Clocks Changing

'It’s a fair request.'<p>If you’re feeling a little sleepy at your desk you may want to send this article to your boss.<p>Scientists are urging managers to let their employees have a nap today to make up for sleep lost over the weekend due to the clocks changing.<p>Research from Silentnight and the …

Sleep

Africa: Why It's So Important to Understand How Elephants Sleep

analysis<p>Humans and animals need to do several things to pass on their genes: eat, avoid being eaten, reproduce and sleep. Missing any of these …

Sleep

People are losing sleep over tracking their sleep

The quantified-self movement is a multi-multi-billion-dollar industry; in 2015, the market was worth an estimated $123 billion, a figure expected by …

Sleep

Worrying About Your Sleep Can Cause Insomnia: Here's What To Do Instead

Sleep can sometimes be elusive. We yearn for it, but it often cannot be found. But sleep is critical for a healthy brain. We need sleep. Humans are …

Wellness

6 Powerful Tips to a Better Sleep

Many Americans are having difficulties falling asleep at night. Instead of sleeping and dreaming they roll around in their beds trying to fall …

Wellness

Sleep apnoea treatment reduces urges to pee at night

Obstructive sleep apnoea is often associated with excessive urinating at nighttime.<p>People who suffer from breathing difficulties while asleep are …

Health

This sleep monitor can track two people at once through any mattress

Why it matters to you<p>Sleep affects everything we do. Sleeptracker helps make it better.<p>Everyone knows the importance of a good night’s sleep, but not …

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