Michelle Ullman, provided by Published 11:00 am CDT, Monday, July 1, 2019 Lenovo/Business Insider Although waking up early for work or school might never be a joy, a good alarm clock makes it easier. We checked out dozens of alarm clocks and determined that the Magnasonic Projection Alarm Clock is likeliest to wake you up and get you going with the least amount of pain. Let's face it: The ring, blare, buzz, or chirp of your alarm clock is probably never going to be your favorite sound. But then again, the angry rumble of your boss, when you show up late for work after oversleeping, is even worse. So make mornings a little easier by choosing an alarm clock that makes your return to reality if not a pleasure, then at least not a pain. Why you should use an actual alarm clock, not your smartphone alarm You might be wondering, "Why bother with an alarm clock when I have a phone?" A fair question and many people do wake up to their cell phone's prompting. The problem … [Read more...] about The best alarm clocks you can buy
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Lisa Eadicicco, provided by Published 12:03 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 30, 2019 Adam Berry/Getty Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg built a glowing wooden box to help his wife sleep, he recently revealed in an Instagram post. The box emits light to wake her up without requiring her to look at the time. While it's not possible to buy that device, there are a few products available that use light to wake you up, help you fall asleep, and relieve stress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Even the world's wealthiest people can have trouble sleeping, as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg reminded us over the weekend when he showcased the glowing wooden box he built to help his wife sleep. In an Instagram post, Zuckerberg noted that his wife, Priscilla Chan, has a difficult time sleeping through the night. As many people likely do, Chan often checks the time when she wakes up to see if the kids will be awake soon. But knowing the time stresses her out and … [Read more...] about Mark Zuckerberg built a glowing wooden box to help his wife sleep. Here are 3 similar gadgets you can actually buy.
Sam Fellman, provided by Published 3:36 pm CDT, Friday, March 22, 2019 US Navy Set a sleep routine that relaxes you in the hours before bed — and follow it. When you're stressed or overwhelmed, write out a plan that helps you focus on how you'll face the challenges tomorrow. Recognize when you're really tired. Nap. Ask others for help. Growing evidence suggests that poor sleep habits harm our health, our relationships, and even our jobs. So if you're having trouble sleeping, then it's time to get back to the basics — military style. Special operators, who are sent on the US military's most dangerous assignments, must sleep when they can and often face extreme sleep deprivation to complete their missions. Whether you're a new parent, have a stressful job, or are dealing with a difficult situation, there's a lot you can learn from these elite operators. To get a sense of how to sleep like a champ in the worst situations, we pored over sleep techniques … [Read more...] about 7 winning strategies Navy SEALs use to overcome sleep deprivation
Connie Chen, provided by Published 3:47 pm CST, Friday, March 8, 2019 Insider Picks writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Ever since I graduated high school and college, I've been steadily getting more hours of sleep per day, and boy do I appreciate those extra hours. I've realized how important sleep is for everything from skin health and mood to energy and memory retention (turns out all-nighters usually don't help you ace the final), which is why I'm now especially frustrated on those nights when I can't fall asleep right away and clock in my precious eight hours. Your body should be in the optimal state to rest — calm, relaxed, warm (but not too warm), and still — not tossing, turning, and getting yourself worked up. Everyone has their … [Read more...] about 20 products and apps we swear by to fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer, and wake up well-rested
Stephanie Linnartz started at Marriott in 1997 as a financial analyst. She worked her way up the company and now serves as the company’s global chief commercial officer, overseeing a portfolio of some one million rooms at 6,700 properties spread across 130 countries. Working in the hotel industry means that Linnartz, a mother of two, is on the road a lot. Even when she’s not traveling she’s hitting the pavement–running near her home in Washington, D.C. Here the executive reveals her tips and tools for getting the most out of every day. What’s your Off Switch? Before bed, I enjoy a warm shower followed by a few minutes of meditation using the Headspace app, which I love. Also, a cup of Sakara Life Sleep tea normally does the trick to help me fall asleep. What’s your On Switch? My most productive days also start with Headspace meditation to clear my brain, followed by a morning run outdoors and my one–and only–coffee of the day, … [Read more...] about Of course, Marriott’s Global CCO Stephanie Linnartz has excellent travel tips