Before You Hit The Mattress: Sleep Hacks to Help You Rest Better
Ahhhh, sleep and those ever-elusive zzz’s … remember the good old days when you’d wake up (without the need of an alarm) and actually feel energized? Or maybe that’s too long ago and feels like a distant, questionable memory. Alas, for many of us, adulting requires schedules where there are too many things to do, and not enough hours in the day in which to accomplish them all. This existence leaves us tired, cranky, and in a never-ending, desperate search for sources of caffeine.
In addition to our need to be five places at once, we also live in a culture which doesn’t encourage getting a full 8 hours of rest, leaving people with the notion they somehow failed at life if they allow themselves this oh-so elusive luxury. For those of you who only dream (ha!) of anything more than five hours of shut-eye, here are some tips to help you get a better-quality set of zzz’s and feel more human-like when your alarm annoyingly awakens you from your magical slumber.