Waking Up at 5 a.m. Probably Won’t Make You More Productive. Here’s What Will

Waking Up at 5 a.m. Probably Won’t Make You More Productive. Here’s What Will

You’ve heard the stories. Apple CEO Tim Cook wakes up at 3:45 every morning. Both Vogue’s Anna Wintour and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey have alarms that go off before 6 a.m. Frank Lloyd Wright, Margaret Thatcher, and Ernest Hemingway never slept through a sunrise. Maybe that’s all true.

Why One Teen May Need More—or Less—Sleep Than Another

Why One Teen May Need More-or Less-Sleep Than Another – Sleep Review

Sleep problems contribute to a number of mental health issues in adolescents, researchers say. But a lingering question is whether some teens need more-or less-sleep than others to be healthy and at their best. A UCLA study in the Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology finds that there are differences among teens in how much sleep they need to maintain the best daily mood.

Sleep Is the Most Effortless Workout You Can Do – And It Actually Counts

Sleep Is the Most Effortless Workout You Can Do – And It Actually Counts

My yoga pants have seen more action running errands than actually running, and based on my actual workout habits, my Daily Burn account should be more accurately dubbed the Bi-Weekly Burn. Maybe it’s because I never played sports in high school (does a short-lived stint on the Ultimate Frisbee team count?)

Airport Sleep Pods Are Providing a Respite for Stranded Passengers

Airport Sleep Pods are Providing a Respite for Stranded Passengers

For decades, a thunderstorm or missed connection meant you might have to sleep in the airport, leaving frustrated travelers with a truly tired dilemma: Is the boarding gate chair-curl worth a try, or is it better just to grab some floor? Some airports are considering a better way to accommodate unlucky passengers while making some money in the process.

 

Sleep Experts Say Our Devices are Keeping Us Awake Longer, Affecting Sleep and Health

Are you a sleep procrastinator?

What was the last thing you did before drifting off last night? You were probably on a device: reading emails, surfing the web or checking social media. You’re not alone. A study by the National Sleep Foundation estimates 48% of American adults use gadgets such as tablets or laptops in bed and studies in other countries show this is even more prevalent among younger adults.

Stop Hitting the Snooze Button and Get Better Sleep, Says Neuroscientist

This is why you should never use the snooze button on your alarm

Hitting the snooze button repeatedly inflicts “cardiovascular assault” on the body and abuses your nervous system, a neuroscientist has warned. Professor Matthew Walker, who teaches at the University of California’s Centre for Human Sleep Science, has issued a slew of advice for people who struggle nodding off, as it’s revealed that 39 per cent of Brits sleep for less than seven hours each night – despite mainstream research recommending a minimum of eight.