Think the solution to your fatigue is an earlier bedtime? Getting enough sleep is important, but it’s also the quality that counts—and there’s more to it than just a comfy bed. Also complicating things: As you get older, your sleep patterns change, making it harder to fall (and stay) asleep. But that doesn’t mean you’re destined to be sleep-deprived. You can improve your slumber without tacking on hours in bed—and it’s not hard to do. Every little habit—from what you eat and drink to when you exercise and watch TV—can impact your sleep.
If you see a student dozing in the library or a co-worker catching 40 winks in her cubicle, don’t roll your eyes. New research from the University of California, Berkeley, shows that an hour’s nap can dramatically boost and restore your brain power. Indeed, the findings suggest that a biphasic sleep schedule not only refreshes the mind, but can make you smarter. Students who napped (green column) did markedly better in memorizing tests than their no-nap counterparts.
Do you struggle to fall asleep? Well, take comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Sometimes the events of the day or preoccupying thoughts can hinder us to where we toss and turn, adjusting our pillow while trying to find a way to drift off. We essentially become victims to our own mind and these mental barriers block us from easily entering into a peaceful night's sleep.
One does not have to persistently study the literary canon in order to discover compelling narratives and characters. Turning inward and paying close attention to dreams and nightmares makes for an excellent way for aspirant writers to pull themselves out of creative ruts or get started on a new literary piece. Even before Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung wrote their seminal works on dream and archetype interpretation, some of the most famous and influential people (not just authors, playwrights and poets!) sought inspiration in the dreaming world. The following famous books contain elements inspired either by specific subconscious visuals or the bizarre, convoluted way in which they meander through the mind and senses. 15 Famous Books Inspired by Dreams
Get rid of junk beds, bedding and pillows. I made a giant leap in my sleep quality by replacing the mattress, pillow and bedding with decent quality that I thought was comfy. WE went to the mattress store and I laid there for 15 minutes on the mattress. A quick test is worthless, you have to go 15 minutes without moving and laying there the way you sleep. Also banish all light from the bedroom, that trendy clock with the bright blue display is garbage, either get window tint to darken it or replace it with one that is not designed by a nut.