“As soon as I deleted Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram from my phone, I immediately felt freer. While I thought it would be difficult to not check in with the world multiple times a day, I quickly realized I wasn’t missing out on anything. I still texted with the friends and family members I wanted to stay in touch with during my week-long social media break.
So how did this affect my sleep? Because I was no longer seeing stressful posts on social media, and I had nothing to mindlessly scroll through until the wee hours of the morning, I had a much easier time falling—and staying—asleep. I was also able to get back to a much more reasonable bedtime, around 11:30 p.m.”
📱 If your sleep is suffering because you’re doomscrolling Twitter at 1:00 a.m., it may be time to consider a social media break. Saatva uncovers the sleep benefits of a social media detox and includes some smart tips for disconnecting.
🎖️ “Soldier, drop and give me 40... winks.” It turns out Beetle Bailey had it right all along: according to the new US Army training manual, strategic napping is part of being at peak performance.
Their new holistic approach also focuses on spiritual readiness and the importance of visualizing success. Never before has the Army’s slogan of “Be All You Can Be” been more fitting!
👾 Happy Star Wars Day to the Jedi fandom (and Sith, no judgments here)! We’ve got a confession: we can’t watch sci-fi in the evening — as soon as there’s a scene with the peaceful hum of a starship engine, we’re out like a light.
If you suffer the same fate, flip it to your advantage with a redeye flight aboard the Relaxing Starlines shuttle. 10 hours of a purring hypermatter engine will get even the most rankled rancor sleeping like Grogu.
And may the Force be with you, always (especially traffic stops).
💡 Answer: If you suffer from PTSD or a nightmare disorder, you could develop oneirophobia, the fear of dreaming. This stems from the loss of control (as in dreams, quite literally anything can happen to you). Talk therapy has proven successful for coping with and overcoming this phobia, and many counselors specialize in this field.
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