Tips and Advice

How to improve mental alertness
Tips and Advice

How to Function on 4 Hours of Sleep

Getting 8 hours of sleep every night for optimal functioning is common knowledge. An increasing number of studies show the benefits of sleep on our mood, productivity, weight and overall health, so there’s no doubt that getting enough sleep is critical for us to perform well. However, sometimes, 8 hours of sleep is not possible. Whether it’s a crying baby, work, or stress, there are days when we have to force our bodies to function […]

How Does Sleep Promote a Healthy Lifestyle?
Tips and Advice

How Does Sleep Promote a Healthy Lifestyle?

We all know how it feels to get a lousy night’s sleep.  You feel groggy in the morning, yawn all day long and can’t seem to “get going.” When this happens, we tend to get through the day on a combination of caffeine and sheer willpower. Everyone has an off-night every now and then, for whatever reason. But for many people, including those with young children or demanding jobs, a lack of sleep is not […]

is a 2-hour nap too long?
Tips and Advice

Is Taking Naps Healthy or Bad for You?

A quick power nap of 20 to 30 minutes can give you significant performance-based benefits. Furthermore, napping by choice also boosts your coordination, productivity, thinking, and problem-solving skills. A nap is a healthier alternative to a caffeine boost, as it gives you a healthy dose of energy minus the jitters. However, the key is to not nap for too long. Although a short nap can be rejuvenating and restorative, snoozing for too long can immerse […]

How to Stop Going to Bed Late at Night
Tips and Advice

How to Stop Going to Bed Late at Night

Deciding to go to bed a certain time is easy enough, but doing it is another story. Most of us get carried away late in the night, trying to tick off just a few more things we wish to do from our to-do list – whether it is work or for entertainment. Just like we procrastinate when it comes to working out, completing our work, studying and other activities – we do the same thing […]

does nicotine make you tired or awake?
Tips and Advice

Does Smoking Tobacco Help You Sleep?

Many people like to “wind down” before going to sleep with a cigarette. But, scientific research shows that tobacco hurts your sleep. The nicotine in tobacco disrupts your sleep patterns and leads to sleep-disordered breathing and insomnia. Smoking is associated with many health risks, including anxiety, depression, heart disease, routine infections, cancers, and more. Although the heavy metals and toxic chemicals are to blame, nicotine – the stimulant that makes tobacco so addictive –often disrupts […]

How Much Sleep Do You Need to Drive a Car Safely?
Tips and Advice

How Much Sleep Do You Need to Drive a Car Safely?

According to a recent survey, 53% of Americans admitted to driving when they were tired, and 19% admitted they’d actually dozed off at the wheel. Given that drowsiness and drunkenness affect the brain in similar ways, this is a very worrying statistic. Long commutes, irregular shift patterns, and busy social lives may be to blame for this phenomenon. Many of us feel under pressure to get from A to B as quickly as possible – […]