Overview Does your child experience sleep problems? Depending on their age, the type of problems may vary. There are some things every parent should know about their child’s sleep habits – for example, many parents of sleep-deprived children are not even aware of this problem. Sleep deprivation further leads to… Read More »Healthy Sleep Habits – A Guide For Parents
Sleep and Your Lifestyle
The choices you make throughout your day have a major influence on your sleep quality and duration. If you want to know how your social media addiction affects your sleep, want to know what a caffeine nap is, and how sleep affects your learning then this is the section to read.
This section has articles covering every aspect of sleep and your lifestyle including articles about your sleep and work balance, sleep environment, and how sleep affects your productivity.
Your sleep environment is simply the place in which you sleep. Your surroundings greatly determine the quality of your sleep. Items such as blackout curtains and earplugs can help to improve the quality of your sleep. What is a sleep environment? Your sleep environment refers to your surroundings while you… Read More »Sleep Environment
Overview Sleep is polyphasic when a person sleeps multiple times a day. In most cases, a person would have one long sleep phase (monophasic sleep schedule) followed by numerous ultrashort sleep phases or naps. “So, how many times do you sleep? What is your sleep schedule?” Reply in most instances would… Read More »Polyphasic sleep: Can Ultra-short Sleep Phases Work For Us?
We all know that short naps can make us feel refreshed and that coffee can give us an energy boost when we need it. Research shows that it is a lot more effective if you combine the two – consume some caffeine and take a short nap straight away. You’ll… Read More »Caffeine Naps – Are They The Most Energizing Naps?
America is currently in the middle of what Matthew Walker, author of Why We Sleep, refers to as a sleeplessness epidemic; all demographics are reporting that they are sleeping less than the recommended 8 hours per night. We always recommend that you get your sleep hygiene in order first if… Read More »Best Sounds to Fall Asleep To: Introducing Sleepline Audio
All Fitbit devices that have heart-tracking capabilities – other than Fitbit Charge HR and Fitbit Surge – have the ability to monitor your sleep stages. The sleep tracker gives you a record of your sleep stages that you can cycle through to see how much time you’re spending in each… Read More »How to Track Sleep Stages With Fitbit
Hostels can be a place where you hardly get any sleep, not only because you’re in an unfamiliar environment, but also because of noisy neighbors or people in your room. You can never predict who you’ll end up in a room with, but you can take certain steps to make the experience pleasant (and possibly have a good night’s sleep).
Just like you take care of your personal hygiene in order to be physically healthy, you should practice good sleep hygiene so that you can be both physically and mentally healthy. Minding your sleep schedule and duration, sleep environment, and your bedtime routine can help your brain to work better… Read More »Sleep Hygiene – Good Sleep Practices
Zeitgeber is German for ‘time giver’. It refers to time cues that your body receives and which it uses for certain processes, like controlling your energy levels and alertness, hunger or sleepiness. Light is the strongest zeitgeber, as it tells the body when it’s morning (wake time) and night (sleep… Read More »How Light, Temperature and Other Zeitgebers Influence Your Sleep Time
Best way to sleep even if you use your phone in bed One thing scientists know for sure is that the light from screens increases our alertness and delays sleep time. They also know exactly why this happens. A question that has recently been asked is – what is the… Read More »Does Social Media Affect Your Sleep?