The Benefits of Sleeping

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“Sleeping well is the best productivity tool” Jason Fried

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“You should meditate for twenty minutes every day — unless you’re too busy. Then you should meditate for an hour.” Zen proverb

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Humans spend an average of 25 years sleeping over the course of a lifetime.

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Parents of newborn babies miss out on roughly 6 months of sleep during the baby’s first 2 years of life.

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The record for the longest period without sleep is 11 days.

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The average person in France sleeps 8.83 hours a night — the most in the developed world.

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Sleeping less than 7 hours each night reduces life expectancy.

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Believing that you’ve slept well improves performance, even if you didn’t get that much sleep.

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Studies show that students at schools with later start times perform better.

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You burn more calories while sleeping than you do while watching television.

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Women experience more nightmares than men.

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In general, exercising regularly makes it easier to fall asleep and contributes to sounder sleep. However, exercising sporadically or right before going to bed will make falling asleep more difficult.

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We naturally feel tired at two different times of the day: about 2:00 AM and 2:00 PM. It is this natural dip in alertness that is primarily responsible for the post-lunch dip.

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Lack of sleep can cause people to gain about 2 pounds a week.

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People who don’t get enough sleep are more likely to have bigger appetites due to the fact that their leptin levels (leptin is an appetite-regulating hormone) are lower.

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No ‘screen-time’ before sleep?

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Keys trick

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Espresso/coffee trick

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Sleep cycle

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Power Nap

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How do you nap?

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