The Lie We Tell Ourselves About Going to Bed Early - Deepstash
Lessons From Self Made Billionaires

Learn more about health with this collection

The value of hard work and persistence

How to stay focused on long-term goals

How to learn from failures and setbacks

Lessons From Self Made Billionaires

Discover 81 similar ideas in

It takes just

10 mins to read

Changing how we view sleep

Changing how we view sleep

Insomnia affects between a third and a half of U.S. adults at some point in their lives. Worldwide, 10 to 30 percent of the population experience insomnia, but other studies find it is as high as 60 percent.

We can increase the quality of life if we can change how we think about sleep. Instead of worrying about how we can fall asleep, we need to start considering sleep for its transcendent significance.


2.81K reads

Sleeptime procrastination

We all know that sleep improves our well-being, and lack of sleep is harmful. Yet, we don't sleep enough. Common reasons are poor sleep, work, stress, and young children. Another reason is "bedtime procrastination" - when we put off going to bed because we think other things are more important.

A variant of bedtime procrastination is "revenge bedtime procrastination," where people put off sleep as a form of rebellion against their own inner authority - until the morning, when waking up fills us with regret.


679 reads

Quell the rebellion against your inner tyrant

According to psychologist Daniel Kahneman, we have two brain systems: System 1 is our automatic, reactive brain. System 2 is our metacognitive brain that we use to reason, analyze and manage our decision. The trick is to move the bedtime decision from System 1 to System 2.

  • Consider how you might be sabotaging your sleep.
  • Then, set a realistic and sensible bedtime.
  • Half an hour prior, tell yourself that you are choosing to go to bed at this time. It may be a way to quiet your inner squalling child.


525 reads

Go from physical to metaphysical

You may feel that sleep is a necessary but boring investment, like eating your vegetables. But sleep is an intrinsic source of wisdom.

Our conventional understanding is that we are conscious when we are awake, not when we are asleep. But when we sleep, we often find solutions to problems that we struggle to solve. Before you retire for the night, try thinking of the life puzzles you want to solve. Then go to sleep and see what you learn from your slumber.


572 reads



"What is called genius is the abundance of life and health." - Thoreau


Explore the World’s

Best Ideas

200,000+ ideas on pretty much any topic. Created by the smartest people around & well-organized so you can explore at will.

An Idea for Everything

Explore the biggest library of insights. And we've infused it with powerful filtering tools so you can easily find what you need.

Knowledge Library

Powerful Saving & Organizational Tools

Save ideas for later reading, for personalized stashes, or for remembering it later.

# Personal Growth

Take Your Ideas


Organize your ideas & listen on the go. And with Pro, there are no limits.

Listen on the go

Just press play and we take care of the words.

Never worry about spotty connections

No Internet access? No problem. Within the mobile app, all your ideas are available, even when offline.

Get Organized with Stashes

Ideas for your next work project? Quotes that inspire you? Put them in the right place so you never lose them.


2 Million Stashers


5,740 Reviews

App Store


72,690 Reviews

Google Play


Don’t look further if you love learning new things. A refreshing concept that provides quick ideas for busy thought leaders.

Shankul Varada

Best app ever! You heard it right. This app has helped me get back on my quest to get things done while equipping myself with knowledge everyday.

Sean Green

Great interesting short snippets of informative articles. Highly recommended to anyone who loves information and lacks patience.

Ashley Anthony

This app is LOADED with RELEVANT, HELPFUL, AND EDUCATIONAL material. It is creatively intellectual, yet minimal enough to not overstimulate and create a learning block. I am exceptionally impressed with this app!

Giovanna Scalzone

Brilliant. It feels fresh and encouraging. So many interesting pieces of information that are just enough to absorb and apply. So happy I found this.

Jamyson Haug

Great for quick bits of information and interesting ideas around whatever topics you are interested in. Visually, it looks great as well.

Ghazala Begum

Even five minutes a day will improve your thinking. I've come across new ideas and learnt to improve existing ways to become more motivated, confident and happier.

Laetitia Berton

I have only been using it for a few days now, but I have found answers to questions I had never consciously formulated, or to problems I face everyday at work or at home. I wish I had found this earlier, highly recommended!

Read & Learn

20x Faster





Access to 200,000+ ideas

Access to the mobile app

Unlimited idea saving & library

Unlimited history

Unlimited listening to ideas

Downloading & offline access

Personalized recommendations

Supercharge your mind with one idea per day

Enter your email and spend 1 minute every day to learn something new.


I agree to receive email updates