Category Archives: Sleep education

Sleep – the US Army’s new powerful weapon

The US Army knows that soldiers and athletes share many traits: discipline, teamwork, commitment... and that good quality sleep improves their performance. (Read: Five ways sleep impacts an athlete's performance) From 2015-2016, 80 US soldiers were introduced to a new way of doing army life. For one full year, these soldiers agreed to learn and…
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Sleep is the new status symbol for successful entrepreneurs

Marian Salzman, a trend spotter and chief executive of Havas PR North America, proclaimed in 2007 that ‘sleep is the new sex’. What she predicted was a cultural swing in boasting: the successful, the powerful, the high-flying entrepreneurs would tweet not of midnight conquests and VIP parties, but of great sleep... sleep that lasted 7-9…
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Here’s how sleeping naked will improve your life…

We all know that eating well and exercising regularly have massive health benefits, but eating well and exercising regularly are not that easy. They take effort… and time…. and motivation – which are often in short supply. Could a healthier and wealthier life be achieved by embracing something as simple as sleeping naked – which takes…
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50 things you need to know about sleep

To celebrate our 50th birthday we are giving you the gift of sleep! Here are 50 things you need to know about sleep: 1. Sleep helps maintain solid relationships - both at home and at work. 2. Nap for 10-30 minutes a day and you will improve your productivity in the afternoon. 3. Sleep 7.5-9…
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Presenteeism – Worse than simply calling in sick?

Do you go to work, even when you're feeling exhausted or ill, or you're preoccupied with personal issues? This is called "presenteeism" - when you're at work but you're not very productive while you're there. The Harvard Business Review reported: “Presenteeism isn’t about malingering (pretending to be ill to avoid work duties) or goofing off…
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5 ways sleep impacts an athlete’s performance

Sleeping the right amount at the right time is essential to ensure long-term success as an athlete. This is how good sleep improves your athletic performance: 1. Athletes need time to repair their muscles. Growing children and adolescents who have adequate sleep are less prone to injury. 2. Lack of sleep can make a person…
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Sleep deprivation causes the brain to eat itself – for real!

How does the brain respond to poor sleep habits? It literally eats itself. To put it simply, when you're well-rested, your brain gets busy repairing itself, and part of that is dumping unnecessary data. When you're tired, your brain can't decide what is "unnecessary" and what isn't - so it dumps it all. New research outlines exactly…
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How to overcome sleep inertia

Sleep inertia: Insane grogginess upon attempting to wake, often accompanied by the knowledge that the act of waking up would prove far worse than the being late for work. If you struggle to wake up, you are not alone. Many not-morning-people find their mornings do not go to plan, every morning. Read more about it,…
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Are you a morning person? Take the quiz to find out

In our previous blog (Are you an Early Bird or a Night Owl?), we looked at how night owls fare in an early bird world, but it seems that many of you are still not quite sure which category you fall into. I would consider myself a morning person, but those close to me would…
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Nap-Ersize: A gym class where you sleep for 45 minutes

Don’t fancy yourself much of a gym-bunny? Well you may need to give it a serious rethink after you hear about a new class offered by a UK-based gym, the David Lloyd Club. The organizers call it “Nap-Ercise” and claim that the class will “reinvigorate the mind, improve moods, and even burn the odd calorie.”…
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