Sleep Hacks For The Busy Man

March 20, 2015


We live in a fast world. From the moment you open your eyes in the morning to the second you lower your head onto a pillow, everything happens in a blink of an eye and there is no time for rest.

Once you go to bed, it should be a smooth ride until you wake up. Quality sleep is what everyone needs in order to function properly throughout the day.

However, that’s not always the case. Many of us suffer from insomnia or waking up more tired than before we fell asleep, and that can’t do us any good. That’s why we wanted to share these sleeping tips that will let you really recharge your batteries during bedtime.

Set The Mood

There are many factors that can influence our sleep even before we actually reach the bedroom. And if you want to sleep tight tonight, you have to address each and every one of these factors.

First we have dinner. Going to bed on an empty stomach will keep you up at night, even if your will is as strong as iron. But don’t get us wrong – gorging yourself before going to sleep is as bad as not eating anything.

Instead, make sure you consume something with fat before bed. Fat is high-calorie fuel for your body and mind, so have some grass-fed butter or animal fat along with your dinner.

Also remember to avoid bright lights. These will prevent you from producing melatonin, a hormone necessary for sleep, so dim down the lights at least 30 minutes before going to sleep.

Observe And Improve

Most of the time, people who have trouble sleeping also feel helpless about the situation. But instead of feeling desperate about it, start monitoring your sleep quality with a smartphone app like SleepCycle.

After a week of collecting data, the app will provide you with information about your sleep patterns and quality, and will let you assess the situation with precision.

Our sleep happens in different cycles. The deepness of your sleep varies from point to point, as you can be in deep sleep or at the top of the sleep cycle.

This makes waking up as important as having undisturbed sleep. Make sure you wake up at the top of a sleep cycle and you’ll feel like a new man each morning.