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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.

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Sleep Environment

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

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Polyphasic sleep: Can Ultra-short Sleep Phases Work 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?

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Best Sounds to Fall Asleep To: Introducing Sleepline Audio

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

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How To Sleep in a Hostel

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).

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How Light, Temperature and Other Zeitgebers Influence Your Sleep Time

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