Apple Watch can officially track your sleep with the watchOS7 update. This major upgrade puts the watch in competition with other sleep trackers like Garmin Vivosmart and Oura Ring. When Apple announced watchOS7 back in June they also unveiled their Sleep app. What can you expect from the new app… Read More »How to Track Your Sleep Using Apple Watch
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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.
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
HomePod is Apple’s answer to Google Nest and Amazon Echo, the smart speakers that are now commonplace in our homes. Setting an alarm is one of the basic features of the HomePod. You can set alarms using your voice by issuing a few simple commands. Here is what you need… Read More »How to Set an Alarm on HomePod
Smart speakers are the new alarm clocks. Technology has finally reached the point where we can stop setting alarms on our phones like neanderthals and actually use a home-based device that feels like it belongs in this millennium. The cool thing about smart speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Nest… Read More »How to Set an Alarm On Google Nest Hub and Mini
Mid-century modern design starting becoming popular in – as the name suggests – the 1950’s and 1960’s. This timeless aesthetic never really went out of style, but it’s been enjoying a resurgence in the past few years when style-conscious people started realizing that the clean lines, elegant functionality, and classic… Read More »Bedroom Design Guide: Mid-Century Modern
Echo is a brand of voice-activated smart speakers developed by Amazon. The devices use Alexa – a voice-powered assistant – to perform a variety of tasks including answering questions, controlling smart lights and thermostats, and setting alarms. They’re similar to competing devices made by brands like Google and Apple. Setting… Read More »How to Set an Alarm on Amazon Echo
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
Keep arriving at work way too tired? Cutting back on sleep takes its toll on your mental and physical health and we all know that, but a lot of people sacrifice sleep for their careers – which in reality seems to be counterproductive. It’s not only hurting your company, but… Read More »Sleep and Work – Why We Need a Balance
Can’t sleep? Many people solve this problem easily with a nightcap and many believe their sleep is better when they drink. Sleep does come easy when you have a drink in the evening and you’ll sleep deeply in the first part of the night. Great, right? Science tells us that… Read More »Alcohol Consumption and Sleep
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).
Scientists have been updating us with information about how we sleep and what they have told us so far is that every year, Americans sleep shorter and have more sleep problems, such as the inability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Two 2017 studies based their findings on the National… Read More »Americans Are Still Having a Hard Time Getting Enough Sleep – But the Situation is Improving
A later school start time could easily be on every teenager’s wishlist. They just never seem to have enough sleep, but they also don’t listen if parents tell them to go to bed early. As it turns out, teens’ circadian rhythm shifts as they become adolescents, so they’ll naturally feel… Read More »Is a Later School Start Time Better for Students?
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
As anyone who suffers from insomnia can attest, a little bit of self-love goes a long way in helping you catch some Z’s. The flip side is true as well: masturbation also helps you wake up in the morning. According to our survey, the former is much more common. What… Read More »Masturbation and Sleep
A well-known joke says that when you start college, you can only pick two out of these three: good grades, social life, and enough sleep. As grades are obviously important and social life doesn’t seem to ever stop being fun, most students opt for cutting down on sleep. What you… Read More »College Student Sleep Guide – Prep For Success
Do you feel lonely because you didn’t sleep well? Is your loneliness impairing your sleep? It seems to work both ways when it comes to these two problems. You are probably not going to feel like a friendly person if you didn’t get enough sleep. What is more, other people… Read More »Loneliness and Sleep
Imagine this scenario: you are in a bad mood because you didn’t sleep well last night. The coworker/classmate you don’t particularly like does something wrong and it triggers you to tell him off or make harsh and inconsiderate comments. This means your poor sleep indirectly caused you to be rude.… Read More »Bullying And Sleep: A Guide For Children And Parents
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
Mold grows in moist places and in almost every home the kitchen sink and bathroom are exposed to water and moisture every day. It can be recognized as greenish, grayish, or (most commonly) black spots in dark wet corners. When mold develops you can feel a musty smell coming from… Read More »Dampness, Mold, And Sleep
Marijuana is the most popular recreational drug across the country even though it is illegal in many states. As the stigma fades and marijuana is legalized in more states; it is essential to know how it affects certain aspects of our health, both positively and negatively. It is widely used… Read More »How Does Marijuana Affect Your Sleep?
Sleep and our daily performance are closely related. If we don’t get enough sleep, we react and move slower and have a hard time remembering facts and coming up with new ideas. Many tired people take their work home because they were not productive enough to do it in the… Read More »Sleep And Productivity – Rest More, Work Better
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?
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 relationship between social media and our sleep? Many studies have shown that… Read More »Does Social Media Affect Your Sleep?
Safe sleep for babies means putting the baby to sleep in a safe position and in a safe environment away from things which could pose danger; like rolling over and falling down, or soft mattress, toys or other objects that might cause suffocation in sleep. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)… Read More »Safe Sleep For Babies – Do’s And Don’ts
There are lots of differences between the sleeping needs of a newborn and a one-year-old; but what they have in common is that they both require a dark and quiet room to sleep, a good bed and a safe environment. A general rule is to make a bedtime routine and… Read More »How To Get A Baby To Sleep Safely And Successfully
After their return from deployment veterans often suffer from a number of problems. PTSD, pain and sleep problems are only a few of them and often come interconnected. In war they had to face challenges like prolonged stress, repeated injuries, constant sleep deprivation, and more. Unfortunately, only recently has there… Read More »Why Military Veterans are Having Sleeping Problems
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
Do you feel increasingly tired over the working week and then sleep in on weekends? This is one of the surest signs that you’re sleep deprived most of the time. Many people fill their daily schedules so much that they simply have no time to sleep enough. And how much… Read More »Make-up Sleep: Is It Reasonable To Try To Catch Up On Your Sleep?
Overview Most of us sleep only once a day but it’s also normal if someone has a nap in the afternoon. For small children napping is a must, whereas babies sleep many times a day, waking up after about every three hours to eat. What we just described are three… Read More »How Many Times A Day Do You Sleep? Presenting Different Sleep Patterns
Overview Sleep and learning are tightly connected. We could say that sleep helps us learn in two ways – one is before the actual learning. When we are well-rested, our brain is cleared out from sleep-inducing substances, fresh and ready for action. It is then that we are focused, concentrated… Read More »Good Sleepers Are Better Students: Learning And Sleep
Overview Hypnopaedia (also spelled as hypnopedia) means learning new information while sleeping. The idea of hypnopaedia was largely popular in the 1950s, and since then, companies have sold many audio-cassettes and CDs intended for sleep-learning. It was popular among famous and ordinary people who wanted to improve their image, learn… Read More »Can We Learn While Sleeping? Hypnopaedia: Myth and Reality
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
Overview Despite sleep taking one-third of our time, it remains a mystery for us. We know that sleep deprivation is bad for health. However, we have limited knowledge about the relationship between sleep and mental processes. We know that some people sleep less, others have difficulty in going to sleep,… Read More »Sleep and Creativity – Can Certain Sleep Habits Make You More Creative?
Overview This is a concept that defines cumulative loss of sleep during a specified period – it is about chronic sleep deprivation. Thus if you are sleeping an hour less than necessary for feeling fresh and energetic, and it continues for a week. Your sleep debt is equal to 7… Read More »Sleep Debt – Can You Make Up Lost Sleep?
Overview This simply means sleeping twice during the 24 hours. It means having a shorter rest during the night and sleeping again during the daytime. Siesta is something that comes to the mind immediately when we talk about sleeping twice in a day. Biphasic sleep differs a bit. In siesta,… Read More »Biphasic Sleep – Is Sleeping Twice Better For Us?
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?