How I Experimented on Myself: Here are 4 Things That Helped Me Sleep

sleepA while back I did a big post that lays out what you need to know about the science behind sleep and sleeping better. But if you’re a regular reader, you probably ask the same question I do:

Hey, does this really work?

I don’t post this research so we’re all better prepared for Jeopardy. And if it’s stuff that only works in a lab, well, I don’t live in a lab.

So I’ve been testing a few things. Like any mad scientist, on myself.

Here’s what I learned:

Seeing Trends Can Tell You A Lot

By using a cool little app called Sleep Cycle I was able to track a lot of data regarding how I sleep.

Merely seeing trends gave me more insight than you might expect into some bad habits.

I realized that the transition from the weekend back to the workweek was rough. I always screwed myself on Sunday nights:

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What was happening? My weekend schedule was very different than my workweek schedule and this meant a lot less sleep on Sunday night.

As if I really needed something to make Monday mornings worse.

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