Whats your sleep "hack"?
How do you create the environment for good, restorative sleep? Is there a trick that you can share that worked for you?
sleeping is important for literally everything, I try to exercise regularly and track my sleep so I can at least stay informed on certain trends I experience, but sometimes I just lose sleep, so am looking to learn about how you all stay on top of it.
Making the room as dark as possible 🦉 and punctual screen cut off time 🙅♂️. That helps me the most.
@arunpariyar the screen time is the bear here, TV in the evening is a guilty pleasure of mine as it feels like a resting activity to give the brain a break, but thats far from reality. Will give this a try Arun, thanks for the advice
Agree with Arun - Dark room, reduce light exposure at a precise time, try to be regular with waking up time and sleeping time. Plus, you can try some breathing-relaxation tecniques
@ludovico_petrali Sometimes its about that combination of things, helps bring you to a place of rest. Awesome Ludovico
Getting sunlight in the morning. This seems to set the circadian cycle,w makes you up and makes it easier to fall asleep in the evening.
@philipp_stelzel Some sage advice, I get annoyed when I can feel my circadian rhythm start to slide. Pull the blinds open and get going! Thanks Philipp
I'm like a grandpa, I love turning on my favourite show and drifting off to the sounds of TV😁 It's amazingly calming for me and I never fail to fall asleep. It's especially helpful when I'm on long trips in the car or on the bus and want to doze off quickly.
@anna_mandziuk I am abouttttt the TV soothing to sleep, but I also wonder if it hinders my sleep quality. I do use podcasts on planes to find sleep there, so maybe that can be a screenless blue-light-less technique. Thanks Anna!
I heard about 4-7-8 technique. You take in air for 4sec, hold it for 7sec, and then exhale for 8sec. Do this 4-6 times and it relaxes you. Takes some practice to start getting results.
@luka_vasic This was crazy, doing this as you wrote it sent me into a totally meditative headspace. Breath is crazy, thanks for the tip Luka
I have a sleep mask that I love. It's super soft and really blocks out all the light, which is great for napping during the day.
@fer_momento Thanks for sharing Fernando, I'd be interested in the mask as a daytime napping aid forsure
I sleep pretty easily, but my wife does not. We recently got the SleepOS by Eight Sleep and it seems to be helping her. I think the app could be improved upon, but there is a lot it gets right. It's definitely pricey, but it might end up saving us some money on AC.