Sunday Reading Ritual: You snooze, you win: How to sleep better


Nothing beats waking up after a night of rest feeling refreshed. Quality sleep helps us recover, grow, and lead a healthier life. Can you count the times you’ve had trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or not getting enough sleep? The new year is a perfect time to learn more about sleep and how to improve your own sleeping habits.


What Happened When I Tried the U.S. Army’s Tactic to Fall Asleep in Two Minutes
Michael Grothaus, Fast Company

The technique has been used to help people fall asleep in the most uncomfortable circumstances, and best of all, it’s said to work for 96% of the people who tried it for six weeks.


While We Sleep, Our Mind Goes on an Amazing Journey
Michael Finkel, National Geographic

Around 3500 B.C., Aristotle wrote an essay wondering why we sleep. For the next 2,300 years, no one had a good answer. It’s only in the past few decades, as imaging machines have allowed ever deeper glimpses of the brain’s inner workings, that we’ve begun to understand the science of sleep.


The Brain Benefits of Deep Sleep—and How to Get More of It
Dan Gartenberg, TED

Deep sleep is the most regenerative stage of sleep, which might help us consolidate our memories and form our personalities. What if technology could help us get more out of it?


So now that ‘sleeping more in 2019’ is one of your new goals, do you know about Pocket’s auto dark mode? If you read in Pocket before bed, turn on auto dark mode from the article view and your articles will display on a dark background at night. As you may know, blue light from mobile screens can interfere with good sleep. So try out auto dark mode and tell us what you think.

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