According to a new survey, only 17% of us get at least eight hours of sleep a night. And with Daylight Saving Time, it’s even lower today. Here are the top eight reasons your job might be harder because of the time change . . .
- It seems like your day goes slower. That was the number one answer. 29% of the people in the survey agreed with it.
- Being tired makes you feel less motivated.
- It makes you less productive.
- You have a harder time remembering stuff.
- It takes longer to complete certain tasks.
- You get irritated by your coworkers more easily.
- You make more mistakes.
- It makes you resent your job more.
Also, a new CDC study looked at which jobs mess with people’s sleep schedules the most. The jobs where you’re least likely to get at least seven hours of sleep include switchboard operators, railway workers, food prep supervisors, and firefighters.
The jobs where you’re MOST likely to get enough sleep include air traffic controllers . . . church workers . . . teachers . . . and farmers.
(PR Newswire / Huffington Post)
Obviously we have to sleep. But it also seems like a huge waste of time. Eight hours a night is a third of your life. So here are four things you can actually LEARN in your sleep, and they’re all backed by science . . .
1. A new language. A study in 2014 found people remembered words and phrases better if they listened to a recording of them while they were sleeping. You can’t JUST do that though. You also have to study while you’re awake or it doesn’t do any good.
2. How to play an instrument. Researchers at Northwestern did a study in 2012 where musicians learned to play a new song. And they played it better the next day if they also listened to it while they were sleeping.
3. That smoking is disgusting. Researchers in Israel recently exposed smokers to two different smells during the night . . . the smell of cigarettes, and the smell of rotten eggs. And a week later, the average person was smoking 30% less.
4. The names of people you just met. A study last year had people try to memorize names. Then one group took a nap while the other group didn’t. And the ones who slept did 12% better when they had to remember the names again.
So that one’s not really about your subconscious. It just showed that sleeping after you learn something can help it sink in.
Apparently Corey Hart was more of a scientific genius than we realized.
According to a sleep expert at the University of British Columbia, if you have trouble sleeping, you can help yourself by wearing SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT.
If you put on sunglasses two hours before you want to go to bed, it’ll mute the barrage of light hitting you from all your screens, and help your body get ready for sleep.
Could it REALLY be this easy? According to a new study, pretty much all you need to have a happy relationship is . . . a decent night of sleep.
Psychologists at Florida State University found that when couples sleep at least seven hours, they’re much less likely to focus on the little negative things in their relationship . . . and much more likely to see the big picture.
Sleeping also helps us keep our impulses under control, so when you’re well-rested you have fewer arguments.
(WY Daily News)