It goes without saying that not getting an adult required 7 hours of sleep is detrimental to daytime productivity. In fact, the percentage of deep-wave sleep, or REM, directly correlates to your physical performance during the day.
But the key is not only to get in those 7 hours, but also to make every one of those hours count. It’s the ratio of REM sleep to the total number of hours that makes a difference in terms of your recall the next day. To help you get the beauty sleep you need, here are our favourite sleep hacks based on science (Timothy Ferriss, The 4-Hour Body).
Don’t drink before bed. You might think a nightcap is a good way to get to sleep quickly, but having around 2 glasses of wine within four hours of going to sleep decreases deep-wave sleep by 20 – 50%.
It’s okay, have a snack. We’re told to not have any food 4 hours before bed. But one of the reasons we still feel tired after a good night’s sleep is because of low blood sugar. Having a healthy snack, such as some fresh vegetables and nuts, and help increase cell repair during sleep to decrease fatigue.
The ideal room temperature for sleep is 67 to 70 degrees Fahrenheit.
Make your bed a friend. This means that it’s important to leave work and other stressful tasks outside the bedroom, so your mind associates it as a relaxing space.
Sinus problems are major culprits for poor quality sleep. Adjusting the humidity levels, by buying a humidifier or de-humidifier depending on what your needs are, is an easy way to alleviate those symptoms.
Light therapy works with your circadian rhythm to help you get to sleep. A number of great products in the market means that you can find a light emitter that suits you. You can read more about these products here.
Join us on Saturday, 3rd December for the Garage Greens Christmas Pop-up!
Get ready for a full day of sustainable shopping, yoga, wellness, and urban faming - keep reading to learn more about our vendors and event partners!
P.S. RSVP for free entry to the fair, and the chance to win an Asteria Explorer 1.0 Tea Set!
The pop-up fair will focus on sustainability, community wellness, and local businesses. RSVP for free entry to the fair (and the chance to win an Asteria Explorer 1.0 Tea Gift Set!), and keep reading to learn how you can be a supporting partner.
We're now inviting supporting partners and marketplace vendors to a part of the event!
As part of our #BeTheChange series, we sit down and discuss how work has evolved, with change-makers in our Garage Community.
This week we chat with Zev, an artist and lighting consultant. She uses The 33PRESS moniker for her artistic endeavors, and prefers to remain anonymous!
We chat about finding fulfillment, creating balance, and embracing discomfort in a cut-throat city like Hong Kong.
Author: Ching Lam Ip, Programme & Marketing Lead, Garage Society