Resources for better sleep

Need to get a bit more shut-eye? These resources will help you better understand what affects sleep, why it's so important for us and how to improve your sleep quality.

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Tracking sleep with your phone

You don't need a hundred-dollar hardware device to track your sleep. These apps use your phone's accelerometer to track your movement at night and help you to see what's affecting your sleep quality.

How does your fitness tracker know when you're asleep?

If you do have a fitness tracker, or you're thinking of buying one, this post will explain the science used by your tracker to turn your movements into sleep data.

A guide to naps

Napping isn't just for toddlers. Learn why naps are beneficial for adults and how to perfect your napping technique to avoid the dreaded grogginess of a badly timed nap.

How sleep helps us learn new skills

"Sleep on it" isn't just good advice for making big decisions. A little shut-eye will actually make what you've learned sink in better.

The truth about jet lag and how to overcome it

Did you know flying from west to east is harder on your body than east to west? Jet lag is hard to take whichever direction you're flying in, but these tips can help you adjust as quickly as possible.

Here’s what happens if you work when you’re tired

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Lack of sleep affects our performance and our decisions. We're less likely to take risks and we're more likely to fall back on old habits. If you're trying to build new habits and improve your lifestyle, getting plenty of sleep is important for sticking it out.

5 myths about sleep we need to stop believing

We don't need less sleep when we're older. Teenagers aren't lazy, they're designed to go to bed late and sleep in. We don't all need 8 hours of sleep. Busting sleep myths all over the place in this article.

How to put your mind to sleep

Your body has a built-in clock mechanism to tell you when it's time for sleep and when to get up. For the times when your brain isn't quite in line with your body, these tips can help you quiet the internal monologue so you can sleep.

The science behind what naps do for your brain—and why you should have one today

Studies of napping have shown improvement in cognitive function, creative thinking, and memory performance. Ready, set . . . snooze.

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