From building resilience in 2023 to beating insomnia to sticking your head in the freezer, there’s lots to talk about in the world of sleep this week!
Second week into 2023 and already the theme of the year is apparent – help us get a better night’s sleep! Sleep is the support system for everything we want to do in life. Want to go to the gym? Can’t do it without enough sleep, right? Want to volunteer at your kids’ school, finish a big report for your boss or maybe tackle a new home reno? A good night’s sleep will keep your mind clear and sharp, help you manage your emotions and keep out of harm’s way when it comes to preventable accidents.
If you’re looking to improve your sleep habits in 2023, the news articles below will help you get on track quickly – and with (surprisingly) little effort. And if your sleep gear – mattress, pillows, blankets – need an upgrade, we can help you there too. Just like you need the right running shoes if you want to run a marathon, you need the right sleep gear…you get us?
How to stop falling asleep on the couch during movies
Had a long day and still want to stream something? Want to catch every twist and turn in the Glass Onion movie. Or perhaps your significant other’s date-night selection seems like a snoozefest, and you’re attempting to roll credits on Morbius. Whatever your reason is to stay awake, keep the following advice in mind the next time you’re streaming something at home. Read more: wired.com
The best sleep apps and gadgets for a better night’s sleep
Not getting enough sleep makes junk food super appealing and pumps up stress hormones to the detriment of pretty much every other way we try to better ourselves. Thankfully, technology can help. In addition to reminding us to take enough time to sleep – as the bedtime modes on your iPhone or Android device do – there are other gadgets that can help make the sleep you do get deeper and more restful. For those who need a little extra help getting some shut-eye in 2023, here are a few gadgets to help you sleep that might work for you. Read more: engadget.com
Building resilience for 2023 begins with sleep – mindfulness can help
What do you know about your life when you haven’t slept well? Are you less patient? More likely to make mistakes? Less likely to embody compassion? You simply cannot live well when your body and mind are longing for rest. And when there are many days and weeks of exhaustion, it depletes your resilience. You are no longer capable of just bouncing back. The ability to cultivate resilience is a multi-faceted practice, but it all begins with quality sleep. Read more: forbes.com
If you have trouble sleeping, you’re not alone when it comes to struggling with insomnia
What causes insomnia? What maintains it? Can trying to sleep-hack our way to slumber perpetuate the problem? What works and what doesn’t? While scientists tease out these questions, what they know for sure is that insomnia is the most common sleep disorder, making it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Overstressing or overthinking about not sleeping makes insomnia worse. But sleep specialists say small changes can help improve sleep. Read more: nationalpost.com
Take more breaks at work, put your head in the freezer … an expert’s simple tips for better sleep
We’re all hoping for a happier, healthier life in 2023. Regardless of your specific goal – whether it’s weight loss, increased fitness or career goals – it’s hard to achieve anything when you’re not getting enough sleep. Sleep boosts the immune system, regulates mood and metabolism, and can make you more productive, patient or creative. “Sleep is one of the most powerful things you can do for your body. It’s just critical to make that a priority,” says Aric Prather, author of The Seven-Day Sleep Prescription. Read more: guardian.com
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