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How To Get Enough Sleep… In The Internet Age

A 2014 poll by the National Sleep Foundation found that up to 90% of Americans use a light-emitting electronic device before bedtime. Exposing our eyes to the LED lights emitted from electronics suppresses our bodies’ production of the sleep hormone melatonin, making it harder for us to fall asleep. Even if we are still able to get 8-9 hours of… Read more →

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How to Power Nap At Work

Mid-day naps can improve cognitive performance, speed reflexes and improve heart health. Unfortunately, only one in three people considers themselves a napper. We love napping at Power 20 and the Power 20 Method asks you to get adequate sleep, so here are some pro tips on how to nap. Nap for 20 minutes. Nap for much longer, and you’ll go… Read more →

Sleep & Weight Gain

This New York Times post in the Well section nicely summarizes the ways sleep deprivation can lead to weight gain. From the article: “The research showed that depriving people of sleep for one night created pronounced changes in the way their brains responded to high-calorie junk foods. On days when the subjects had not had proper sleep, fattening foods like… Read more →