Articles about Sleep


Here’s how you can make better use of your time

There are only two ways to make better use of time: Create and follow a plan of action and increase energy levels. Here are 7 tips for accomplishing both.


These are the 10 most stressed cities in the U.S.

But where you live may be making it even worse.  WalletHub compared over 180 cities across 37 key metrics including average weekly work hours to debt load, crime rates, average hours of sleep per night to divorce and suicide rates. Here are the results of their findings.


8 morning habits of the least successful people

What if I don’t want to have a productive day and am aiming much lower? A satirical look at what you shouldn't do with your morning habits.

Morning Routine

You make or break your life between 5-7 a.m.

I didn’t understand how important my morning routine was at the beginning of my mission. But it quickly became very apparent.


Tired at work? Try out this new nap pod lounge

When you work in an office that may be an impossibility. Enter the rise of the nap pod service for employees seeking a relaxing break from office drudgery.


Study: Couples in gender-equal countries get better sleep

A study has found gender-role dynamics can change how well you sleep at night as societal expectations of role obligations change your quality of sleep.


This is the exact time you need to power nap, according to experts

If you find yourself really struggling to keep your eyes open during the work day you should consider a quick power nap.

A look at the daily routine of Benjamin Franklin, who didn’t always follow his own ‘early to bed, early to rise’ advice

The Founding Father got a lot done, so it's no surprise that he earned the unofficial moniker of "First American." And it's definitely not a shock that he was pretty intentional about his time, according to his autobiography.


How to eat your way into a good night’s sleep

We try to counter disrupted sleep cycles with caffeine and sweet treats, only to find our sleep disrupted even further. So which everyday ingredients help?


Survey: 31% say ‘a few hours’ is the longest they could be without their smartphone

31% of Americans say they think "the longest amount of time" that they could be without their smartphones "for personal use" is simply "a few hours."


Study: Binge drinking at happy hour can affect sleep and work

Think happy hours help you unwind after work? Think again. A new study shows how a single binge drinking episode affects the gene that regulates sleep.


This hydration schedule will help you sleep like a baby, experts say

Do you frequently feel sluggish and irritated for no good reason when you wake up in the morning, instead of feeling rested and refreshed? You might be part of the one in three Americans who have at least mild insomnia.

The Whole Human

11 powerful habits of truly happy people

When we think of happiness, we typically think of things that bring us immediate pleasure—a decadent meal, a favorite book, or a relaxing day on the beach. These pleasures do bring happiness, but only temporarily. Recent studies have shown that true happiness, or life satisfaction, works a bit differently.


5 ways to cope with endless transit delays on your commute

It's one thing to get caught up in transit delays on your commute once in a while, but what happens when this becomes an everyday-of-the-workweek kind of thing? Here's what to do when you've had it up to here with public transportation to and from work.


This is why you may be feeling a little blue even though it is summer

Summer is usually one of the best times of the year. Most of us have finally gotten over the harshness and challenges of winter (and often spring) and are just so excited for the warmer temperatures and sunlight. However, many people are actually feeling a bit depressed right now and there is a good reason for it. Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects 1% of the population during the summer season. 


5 ways to make your post-vacation transition a little easier

Coming back to work after a vacation to a place near or far can leave you scatterbrained. All of a sudden, you have to snap right back into work mode, and remember to do a bunch of things as you ease back into your regular routine.


7 ways to start improving your productivity at the office

Of course, productivity is a complicated issue that can be affected by anything from lack of investment in staff to underfunding training and equipment. But if you’re interested in improving productivity in your office, here are seven great ways to get started.

Work-Life Balance

Frequent business travelers 92% more likely to be obese

When you travel for business, you get to see the wonders of the world on your boss' dime. It may be fun, it may even boost your professional career, putting you on track for that promotion, but new research found that those frequent flier miles can come at a great personal cost to your health.


Your terrible sleep habits are making you eat more junk food

According to a new study from the University of Arizona in Tucson, people who have poor sleep habits tend to do some major late night snacking. This can increase their risk of obesity and diabetes.


10 unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically

Here are a few unconventional habits that will improve your life dramatically in as little as 30 days.

The Whole Human

7 everyday tips to improve your life

Changes don't happen overnight and they don't happen by accident. They are the result of several small habits practiced consistently over time.


Study: Sleeping in on the weekend can add years to your life

Good news if you were able to slip in some extra Zs this Memorial Day Weekend: A new, 13-year study of sleep habits finds that sleeping in on the weekend can add years to your life.

The Whole Human

Transform your life by transforming your habits

When I talk about habits, I don’t talk about outcomes. I talk about changing our actual behavior so that it improves the quality of our lives. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, here’s my four-step process for making life-changing habits stick.


That nightmare you had may be the key to figuring out what is stressing you at work

Nightmares are rough. They are scary, disturbing and usually leave us with lots of questions about ourselves. They also can lead to major sleep deprivation. For people that suffer from true recurring nightmares they may try to avoid sleep in order to not have a nightmare which can take a major toll on both their mental and physical health. But it turns out, nightmares may have one perk. According to research, they can actually help you manage your stress better during the waking hours.

The Whole Human

How to detach from work to preserve your mental well-being

Mentally distracting oneself from work during out of work hours can help restore emotional, cognitive and spiritual resources lost because of long hours, work stress and demands.