A 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 read it, you’ll 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. 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:
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.