To learn how to hack your sleep for productive days (and for deep sleep), the first thing you need to do is to consider circadian rhythms.
Your natural sleep-wake cycle might not be conducive to your current lifestyle or schedule. Or maybe you want to wake up earlier to be more productive throughout the day. If this is the case, you’ll need to adjust to your new schedule or routine. The tips below will help you not only hack your circadian rhythm but will increase time in deep sleep and help you wake up rested and ready to take on the day!
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Sleep hygiene is an important part of maintaining healthy sleep and improving sleep quality. Research and studies have identified habits and behaviors, or sleep hygiene, that help you get the sleep you’ve always wanted. With one in three adults in the U.S. not getting enough sleep, according to the CDC, sleep hygiene is an important aspect of our health many aren’t giving
Achieving sleep hygiene takes work and practice. Here are a few tips to start good habits to improve, or establish your sleep hygiene in the infographic below.
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Bedtime routines are not just for the kids. Numerous studies and even personal experiences have shown both bedtime rituals and routines are beneficial to adults as well. Consistent poor sleep is shown to decrease overall health and result in an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Keeping a consistent sleep schedule is vital to experiencing quality sleep and staying healthy.
Taking the time to relax before bed helps you get into the mindset that it is time to sleep and will lead to better sleep overall. Keeping a routine is psychological-the cues from your bedtime routine actions will help you get the sleep you need. Getting the sleep you need will allow you to be more productive during the day. If you want to wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start marking off items on your to-do list, here are a few bedtime routines that will help you sleep and give you more productive days.
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Yoga is a form of meditative movement that focuses on breathing and different postures. A popular form of exercise, yoga is proven to have positive effects on health–both mental and physical. Practicing yoga before bedtime, and in general, is an excellent way to relieve stress, release tight muscles, stretch, and perhaps most importantly, help you sleep. A CDC survey of yoga practitioners found that 55% reported improved sleep and 85% reported decreased stress.
The visual below outlines 12 different and useful yoga poses that are scientifically proven to help you feel more relaxed and get a better night’s sleep.
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Mattress company SleePare has gathered together a list of over 100 different statistics that are designed to help you get more sleep. You can use these statistics to help you either avoid or start new habits that will help you get a night of better sleep.
As we all know, getting quality sleep is important to help our bodies and minds refresh and regenerate for each new day. Not getting enough quality sleep has been linked to fatigue, irritability, and anger. If you want to avoid those pitfalls that come from a lack of sleep or some of the other health-related problems caused by lack of sleep, check out the list below.
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