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The seven types of rest: I spent a week trying them all. Could they help end my exhaustion?

When we feel extreme fatigue most of us focus on sleep problems. But proper relaxation takes many forms. I spent a week exploring what really works“Are you the most tired you can ever remember being?” asks a friend. Well, yes. I have it easy – my caring responsibilities are limited and my work is physically undemanding and very low stakes – but I am wrecked. The brain fog, tearful confusion and deep lethargy I feel seems near universal. A viral tweet from February asked: “Just to confirm … every...
Tags: Health, Google, Science, Sleep, Medicine, Life and style, Health & wellbeing


The best 2021 Black Friday deals for every type of real estate agent

Despite supply chain challenges and inflation, there are still some good Black Friday deals to be had this year. Here are some of Inman's top picks.
Tags: Black Friday, Sleep, Lifestyle, Radio, Home Office, Scheduling, Agent, Keurig, Smarthome, Standing Desk, Real Estate Agents, Inman Connect New York, Inman, ICNY, Ryan Serhant, Air Purifiers


‘I feel like an animal in a cage’: in bed with insomniac Britain

In the small hours, thousands of people lie in bed, eyes open, mind racing, desperately hoping to nod off. What are they thinking about? We spend a long, long night with the nation’s sleeplessPaul Chan has tried hot tea, hot baths, hot-water bottles, a cold breeze from an open window, mental maths, brainteasers, very slow breathing in bed and very brisk walks around his bedroom. Now, on a random night in October, the 52-year-old from Liverpool tries to get to sleep by imagining that he is James ...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Life and style, Society, Britain, Health & wellbeing, NHS, Liverpool, James Bond, Norway, Adlington, Durham Lucy Adlington


Unsteady on your feet? Why sleep deprivation is ruining your walk

From obesity to heart disease, there are many harmful effects of a lack of sleep. Now scientists are adding an unexpected one to the list: a wobbly gaitName: Sleep deprivation.Age: Dates to somewhere around the early 19th century. Before that, nobody knew how much sleep they were supposed to get, so they didn’t feel deprived. Continue reading...
Tags: Sleep, Life and style, Health & wellbeing


Sleep affluence: why too much shut-eye can be bad for your health

A new study re-emphasises the fact that oversleeping can be harmful for us – and especially for older peopleName: sleep affluence.Zzzzz. Hey! This is a very interesting and very informative column! Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Life and style, Dementia, Older people, Alzheimer's, Ageing


Stop all the clocks: why are we so bad at going to bed?

Putting off bedtime for one more boxset episode, or some ‘me time’? You may be a sleep procrastinator – and doing yourself serious harmThe hour is late, and I am tired. But that doesn’t mean I’m going to do the sensible thing and go to bed. This is the first time today that no one has needed anything from me. The first time I haven’t been expected to be working, cooking, tidying, fetching, managing, delivering, caring or doing any of the other panoply of tasks most working-age adults seem to fac...
Tags: Sleep, Fitness, China, Life and style, Health & wellbeing


Bad sleep may impact your performance more than diet or fitness, a sleep coach says

Bad sleep doesn't just cause fatigue, irritability, memory problems and poor focus; it works against you in your work as well as in relationships. Jamie Grill/Getty Images Entrepreneurs, athletes, and high performers badly need adequate sleep. Good sleep may be more important than diet or exercise, according to sleep coach Floris Wouterson. Here are five tips the coach gave Insider to become a "super-sleeper." See more stories on Insider's business page. "He's a wonderfully c...
Tags: Productivity, Europe, Japan, Elon Musk, UK, Sleep, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Margaret Thatcher, Efficiency, Healthcare, Richard Branson, Sleep Disorders


3 Bad Habits That Ruin Sleep For Kids

Healthy sleeping habits are essential for all people. They make us alert and energized during the day and keep our immune system in check. Unfortunately, a lot of people deal with sleep problems. And kids do too. A lot of these problems with sleeping are directly related to some of our less healthy habits during the day. For adults, drinking a lot of coffee, taking a nap during the day, or using a phone late at night can disturb our sleeping patterns. Kids also deal with certain habits tha...
Tags: Fashion, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Bad Habits, Night Terrors, Sleeping, Sleep Problems, Sleep Habits, Home Life, Stuff For Kids, Sleep Quality


Seven simple steps to sounder sleep

How I overcome my chronic insomnia with scienceEverything about our day impacts our sleep. How many minutes we spend outside, what and when we eat, what’s happening with our hormones, our habits, emotions, stress and thoughts – all this feeds into the sleep we end up with at night. All of which I was completely oblivious to when battling chronic insomnia for years on end.Sleep anxiety can create a very real and vicious circle. I would spend hours lying in bed, increasingly wired, anxious and exh...
Tags: Psychology, Science, Sleep, Life and style, Health & wellbeing


How you can learn a new language during certain phases of sleep

Participants were given headphones to listen to while asleep. FreshSplash/Getty Images If you're learning a language but are finding it a slow process, there may ways to speed things up. Your brain can establish links between words in two languages while you're asleep. That means sophisticated learning is possible while you're snoozing. See more stories on Insider's business page. While we can't exactly work or cook at the same time as snoozing, our brains are still ver...
Tags: UK, Science, Learning, Sleep, Life, International, Trends, Skills, Nordic, Learning Languages, Tech Insider, Science Contributors, BI General Contributors, Tech Contributors, International Contributors, Qayyah Moynihan


Dream on! The surprising health benefit of a weekend lie-in

An extra hour on Saturday and Sunday may be no substitute for a regular good night’s sleep – but according to new research it may help stave off depressionName: The weekend lie-in.Age: As old as the weekend. Continue reading...
Tags: Science, Sleep, Life and style, Depression, Health & wellbeing


Losing sleep could be making you unpopular, lonely, and ruining your relationships

The past few decades have seen a marked increase in loneliness and an equally dramatic decrease in sleep duration. Domaskina/Shutterstock Sleep loss can badly impact your social life, a team at University of California at Berkeley found. It can lead to antisocial and reclusive behavior but it can also affect how others treat you. If you're sleep-deprived, it may also cause others around you to shy away from you too. See more stories on Insider's business page. Whether it's cryi...
Tags: UK, Networking, Sleep, Life, Relationships, Friendship, International, Trends, Nordic, Sleep Deprivation, Nature Communications, University of California at Berkeley, Matthew Walker, Ben Simon, University of California In, BI General Contributors


Keep it short and before 3pm: what the sleep scientists say about naps

Napping is a symbol of laziness but it can improve our memory, creativity, empathy and problem-solvingNapping has long been a symbol of laziness, but actually it is an essential bodily function that improves our memory, creativity, empathy and problem-solving abilities.Sleep scientists say the gold standard for good physical and mental health is making sure you get between seven and nine hours’ sleep every day, but not necessarily all in one go. Related: National Trust to give staff siestas in...
Tags: Health, Science, Sleep, Life and style, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, University of Oxford


‘Sleep is venture capital’: employers wake up to benefits of a nap

After lockdown some businesses understand better how flexible working hours enhance productivityA three-hour break in the middle of the working day for a languorous lunch, followed by a restorative nap sounds like the Mediterranean dream, but employers in Spain are increasingly moving away from this rigid schedule, which for many workers feels more like a nightmare. The merits of introducing the siesta in the UK have been hotly debated this week after the National Trust unveiled plans to move to...
Tags: UK, Sleep, Spain, Life and style, UK News, Work & careers, Health & wellbeing, Work-life balance, National Trust, Mediterranean


Struggle To Sleep at Night? You May Suffer From One of These Common Sleep Disorders

Do you find yourself lying awake at night, unable to fall asleep? When morning comes, and you are still exhausted, it may be because you suffer from a sleep disorder. Not getting enough sleep can make it difficult to do your job productively, make it unsafe for you to drive, and contribute to chronic health problems and obesity. Read on to learn more about some of the most common sleep disorders and what you can do to stop this cycle of sleeplessness. Restless Leg Syndrome Restles...
Tags: Health, Fashion, Sleep, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Sleeping, Melatonin, Sleep Problems, Home Life, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Solutions, Restless Leg Syndrome


How it's possible to learn a new language during certain phases of sleep

Participants were given headphones to listen to while asleep. FreshSplash/Getty Images If you're learning a language but are finding it a slow process, there may ways to speed things up. Your brain can establish links between words in two languages while you're asleep. That means sophisticated learning is possible while you're snoozing. See more stories on Insider's business page. While we can't exactly work or cook at the same time as snoozing, our brains are still ver...
Tags: UK, Science, Learning, Sleep, Life, Germany, International, Trends, Nordic, Deutsch, BI International, Learning Languages, Tech Insider, Business Insider Deutschland, Science Contributors, BI General Contributors


How waking up without an alarm clock improved my fitness and productivity

Research suggests people who switch between day and night shifts are more likely to develop certain chronic illnesses. Getty Images / Hirurg Social jetlag is a condition that arises partially due to rising at an "unnatural" time on weekdays. People who switch often between day and night shifts are more likely to develop Type II diabetes. Those who suffer from social jetlag have a higher risk of heart disease, depression, and obesity. See more stories on Insider's business page. I loath...
Tags: UK, Sleep, Ebay, Life, International, Trends, Strategy, Austria, Netherlands, Oxford, New Zealand, Sleep Cycles, Rocky Mountains, Nordic, University Of Colorado, Alarm Clock


How sleep deprivation may be making you unpopular and lonely

The past few decades have seen a marked increase in loneliness and an equally dramatic decrease in sleep duration. Domaskina/Shutterstock Sleep loss can badly impact your social life, a team at University of California at Berkeley found. It can lead to antisocial and reclusive behavior but it can also affect how others treat you. If you're sleep-deprived, it may also cause others around you to shy away from you too. See more stories on Insider's business page. Whether it's cryi...
Tags: UK, Sleep, Life, Germany, International, Trends, Nordic, Sleep Deprivation, Nature Communications, University of California at Berkeley, Deutsch, Matthew Walker, BI International, Ben Simon, Business Insider Deutschland, University of California In


A 'sleep coach' says bad sleep impacts performance more than diet or exercise, and reveals how to combat it

Bad sleep doesn't just cause fatigue, irritability, memory problems and poor focus; it works against you in your work as well as in relationships. Jamie Grill/Getty Images Entrepreneurs, athletes, and high performers badly need adequate sleep. Good sleep may be more important than diet or exercise, according to sleep coach Floris Wouterson. Here are five tips the coach gave Insider to become a "super-sleeper." See more stories on Insider's business page. "He's a wonderfully c...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Elon Musk, UK, Sleep, Life, International, Careers, Trends, Strategy, Margaret Thatcher, Healthcare, Richard Branson, Sleep Disorders, Sleep Cycles, Sleep Disorder


‘An eye mask transformed my life!’: 10 readers on how to get a perfect night’s sleep

From weighted blankets to white noise, here are the strategies that can take you from wide awake to well restedI stop drinking caffeine at 2pm every day. If I feel work is worrying me I do some deep breathing and I pray. I rub lavender oil on my wrists and temples before I go to bed, and I use a sunrise alarm clock to help me get up at the same time each day. This has helped me immensely, as I have a more gentle wake-up that means I am not tempted to hit snooze. I also keep a puzzle book by my b...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Life and style, Health & wellbeing, Beth Lunn, Port Glasgow Continue


My deep sleep quest: I tried 11 popular insomnia cures. Do any of them actually work?

In lockdown, insomnia has soared. Our tired, intrepid writer tried a range of remedies – including CBD, deep breathing and lettuce waterHow did you sleep last night? Insomnia rates have soared during successive lockdowns: anyone would think facing a constant existential threat isn’t the ideal preparation for a refreshing eight hours. Suggested remedies abound – behavioural, pharmaceutical, nonsensical and bleeding obvious – and I have tried most of them.Insomnia can be a competitive sport and I ...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing


Dr. Andrew Huberman — A Neurobiologist on Optimizing Sleep, Enhancing Performance, Reducing Anxiety, Increasing Testosterone, and Using the Body to Control the Mind (#521)

Illustration via 99designs “Use the body to control the mind.” — Dr. Andrew Huberman Andrew Huberman, PhD (@hubermanlab), is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity. Andrew is a McKnight Foundation and Pew Foundation fellow and recipient of the 2017 Cogan Award for his discoveries in the stud...
Tags: Sleep, Mexico, Lifestyle, San Francisco, Stress, Bbc, Anxiety, Helix, Performance, David Whyte, Vision, TOMS Shoes, Dominican Republic, Blue Light, Cbc, Breathing


The Worst Symptoms of Sleep Disorders and How to Cure Them

A sleep disorder is a condition in which your sleep gets impaired frequently, and you stay restless. This affects your productivity in the daytime, and you remain tired and lazy. Sleep is essential for your health. An inadequate amount of sleep can cause other chronic illnesses. Therefore it is crucial to treat sleep disorders.  A sleep disorder occurs when your pineal gland stops producing enough melatonin, a sleep hormone that regulates your circadian rhythms. As a result, it is usual...
Tags: Fashion, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Sleeping, Sleep Routine, Health & Fitness, Melatonin, Sleep Problems, Sleep Habits, Sleep Quality, Sleep Solutions, Sleep Remedies, Sleep Trouble, Bounty Garden


"[F]or some men, seeking sex with a sleeping woman is an active preference, a fetish known as somnophilia."

"Svein Overland, a Norwegian psychologist, is one of the few to have studied it.... Overland believes somnophilia is part of the wider growth of what he calls 'one-way sex.' His research into online porn showed a steep rise over the past decade in categories such as 'sleeping sex,' as well as other forms of sex that are based on unresponsiveness, on only meeting your own needs. ('Flexi dolls' is another example – where women pretend to be sex dolls.) These preferences overlap with porn itself, ...
Tags: Sleep, Law, Sex, Britain, Rape, Pornography, Overland, Ann Althouse, Svein Overland


I'm a notoriously bad sleeper who tried Sleep by Headspace for a month to stop waking up in the middle of the night - here's how it went

The Headspace app. Headspace Freelance writer Zoe Rosenberg has struggled with getting a good night's sleep for years. She decided to download Sleep by Headspace, which costs $69.99 a year. She liked the wind-down and mid-night exercises, which helped her get to sleep after waking up. See more stories on Insider's business page. I don't remember when it started, but somewhere along the way, I became bad at sleeping. This was way before the pandemic made sleep practically imposs...
Tags: Google, Apps, Sleep, Life, Trends, Strategy, Linkedin, Meditation, Anxiety, Jeff Weiner, Sleeping, Alexa, Nordic, Headspace, Sleep Aid, Buddhist


Dr. Peter Attia on Longevity Drugs, Alzheimer’s Disease, and the 3 Most Important Levers to Pull (#517)

“Caloric restriction, dietary restriction, time restriction. You’ve probably heard me go on and on about my framework, the three levers. Always pull one, sometimes pull two, occasionally pull three, never pull none.” — Peter Attia Dr. Peter Attia (PeterAttiaMD.com) is a former ultra-endurance athlete (e.g., swimming races of 25 miles), a compulsive self-experimenter, and one of the most fascinating human beings I know. He is one of my go-to doctors for anything performance or longevity ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Japan, Texas, Sleep, Lifestyle, Sports, Depression, Canada, United States, Alzheimer's Disease, Reddit, Fda, Performance, Cleveland, Fasting


The lark advantage: why naturally early risers are happier than night owls

The time you wake up every morning is baked into your DNA – and it could have an impact on your mood and wellbeingName: The lark advantage.Age: Suspected for years, but recently ratified. Continue reading...
Tags: Sleep, Life and style, Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Health & wellbeing


‘I was losing my mind’: can baby sleep gurus really help exhausted parents?

Growing numbers of frazzled parents are paying a fortune to people who claim they can help them get a good night’s rest. Are they being taken for a ride? Plus a doctor’s top tips for children of all agesBy the time her baby was four months old, Zara, a psychologist and executive coach from Surrey, was able to open a bottle of wine and have “a bit of an evening”. He was sleeping in four-hour stints, waking twice in the night. Then, at four and half months, his sleep pattern changed: “It was five ...
Tags: Family, Sleep, Children, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Parents and parenting, Surrey, Zara


What You Should And Shouldn’t Wear To Bed

In terms of sleepwear, not all have the same preferences. While others love wearing cozy pajama sets, some might feel best when using silk sleepwear. As a matter of fact, some individuals even sleep commando and there’s nothing wrong with that. However, did you know that there are some things you should and should not wear to bed? Some of your bedtime practices might actually hurt you in the long run. The following are what you should and shouldn’t wear to bed. What You Shou...
Tags: Fashion, Sleep, Sleep Disorders, Sleeping, Sleep Routine, Health & Fitness, Sleepwear, Sleep Problems, Harvard T H Chan School of Public Health, Sleep Habits, Sleep Solutions


Snoring, slugs and sarcoptic mange: is it safe for cats and dogs to sleep on our beds?

Dogs can carry bacteria and parasites, while cats smuggle in gory ‘presents’. So is it best to lock them out of the bedroom?Vomiting on the bed. Snoring. The shedding of hair. The stealing of sheets. The passing of wind. Night-time face-licking. A higher-than-average chance of catching sarcoptic mange …If I could sit my dog down and quietly explain the risks associated with him sharing the bed with us, this is the list I would read to him. But I know he wouldn’t listen. Oz, our young lurcher, wo...
Tags: Family, Cats, Sleep, Dogs, Animals, Pets, Life and style, Health & wellbeing



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