How to Sleep Well Before a Big Day | Nick Wignall
Before a stressful work event, we tend to worry about what will happen if we don’t sleep well:
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Most adults function best after 7-9 hours of sleep a night.
When we get less than 7 hours, we’re impaired (to degrees that vary from person to person). When sleep persistently fa...
It's based on the idea that by partitioning your sleep into segments, you can get away with less of it.
Though it is possible to train oneself to sleep in spurts instead of a single nightly block, it does not seem possible to train oneself to need less sleep per 24-hour cycle.
Caffeine works primarily by blocking the action of a chemical called adenosine, which slows down our neural activity, allowing us to relax, rest, and sleep.
By interfering with it, caffeine cuts the brake lines of the brain’s alertness system. Eventually, if we don’t allow our body to relax, the buzz turns to anxiety.
Forget about getting up insanely early every morning. How much time we have in the mornings is far less important than how we spend the time we do have.
Reduce the number of decisions and tasks you have to do each morning in between waking up and doing your work: