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Netflix’s decision to remove some seasons of Futurama came as a blow to members of a subreddit called r/Futurama_sleepers, a community of thousands of people who use the show as sleep-inducing white noise. “For the last decade or so, I’ve gotten into the habit of falling asleep watching Futurama,” Jason Koebler writes. You know the anxiety that wakes you up in a dark pool of your failings? The uncertainty in which you live? This technique helps: You switch on Netflix. You choose a show you’ve already seen. You know the ending. You can rest.
Dear Futurama_sleepers, you have options! As a Netflix denizen and lifelong insomniac, I’ve snared sleep using Fawlty Towers, Arrested Development, Golden Girls, The Office, Seinfeld, A Bit of Frye and Laurie, That Mitchell and Webb Look, and a long-running favorite: Peep Show.
But the clear winner — when it comes to Sleep TV — is Frasier.
Doze Off With These Sleep Tips!
We all know that a hot, milky drink and a warm bath are supposed to relax you before bed, but many of us still can’t sleep.
Ten million prescriptions for sleeping pills are written every year in England alone and a survey by Crampex has found that 86% of us suffer from sleep disturbance.
But you can trick yourself to sleep by trying these expert natural tips:
It’s the little things that count — especially when it comes to the habits that are cutting into your sleep. Tweak them, and you can wake up more refreshed tomorrow. “All the little bit betters can add up to more satisfying sleep,” W. Chris Winter, MD, author of The Sleep Solution, told Fox News. Here are six sleep mistakes that are wrecking your rest and how to fix them:
In theory, sleep takes up about 8 out of every 24 hours, one-third of our lives. But many of us don’t actually sleep that much and are tired all the time — more than a third of Americans don’t get the seven to nine hours of sleep a night that the CDC recommends.
Yet we spend additional time worrying about our sleep. According to research by the National Sleep Foundation, more than a third of Americans say their sleep quality is “poor” or “only fair.”
But how much sleep do we really need?
Cannabis As a Sleep Aide?
My dad spent the last two years of his life in a skilled nursing facility. He’d complain about the nightly noise—the screams, shrieks and cries of dementia patients—that made sleeping difficult. My dad liked biscuits. I like cannabis.
One day I made hashish biscuits and delivered them to my dad around dinner time. I returned the next day and asked my dad how he slept.
This article is from Britain, but it pertains to us just the same. Take advantage of these helpful tips this summer!
Sometimes you just can’t do both. Should you sleep in for an extra hour (or go to bed earlier) to try to catch up on lost shut-eye? Or should you wake up and fit in a much needed workout?
Sleeping pills are big business: About 1 in 25 adults has taken a prescription sleep medicine in the last month, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control. And according to Consumer Reports, Americans spent $41 billion on sleep aids and remedies in 2015—a number that’s expected to reach $52 billion by 2020.
But plenty of people are looking for natural solutions, too. Use of melatonin supplements, for instance, more than doubled in the United States from 2007 to 2012. And while scientific evidence for many herbal and alternative insomnia treatments is thin at best, there are some drug-free remedies that have been well studied by scientists.
If getting to sleep or staying asleep is an ongoing problem, it’s important to figure out and address the underlying cause, says Dr. Daniel Barone, neurologist at New York-Presbyterian and Weill-Cornell Medicine. In the meantime, these alternative remedies may help you get back to sleep sooner.
Without sleep, your health — both mental and physical — as well as your ability to focus seriously suffers. And let’s be honest, without an adequate amount of rest, none of us are fun to be around.
There are a few tried and true ways to get a better night’s sleep, such as not consuming caffeine after a certain hour or keeping your devices out of your bedroom. But there are also factors that you wouldn’t expect to be sapping valuable hours of shut eye. Read on for some of the most stealthy sleep saboteurs.
The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) today announces Sleep Awareness Week 2017, its annual event celebrating sleep health running through April 29. Advancing the theme, “Sleep Better, Feel Better.,” this year’s Sleep Awareness Week encourages the public to prioritize sleep to improve their overall health and well-being.