The Best Relaxation Strategies for Great Sleep

The twelfth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is relaxation. I will be seeing if abdominal breathing, progressive muscle relaxation or imagery have a positive impact on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategy to… Read More

Does Writing Down Thoughts, Feelings or Plans Improve Sleep?

The eleventh variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is writing. I will be seeing if journalling or writing down plans at least two hours before bedtime has a positive impact on sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I… Read More

Can Reading or Listening to Stories Before Bedtime Improve Sleep?

The tenth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is reading. I will be seeing if reading a physical book or if listening to an audiobook before bed is a helpful way to improve sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or… Read More

Does Exercise Improve Sleep Quality?

The ninth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is exercise. Using my Misfit Ray data, I will be seeing if doing over 10,000 steps a day will be better for sleep than doing less than 10,000 steps.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or… Read More

The Negative Impact of Spending Too Long In Bed

The eighth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is length of time in bed. I will be seeing if spending too long in bed is harmful to sleep quality, and if restricting time in bed is a good way to improve it.  I will discuss what my… Read More

Does Regular Meditation Lead to Better Sleep?

The seventh variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is meditation. I will be seeing if regular meditation can improve our sleep, and if doing a lot of meditation is better than a little or none at all. I will discuss what my data shows, how easy… Read More

Can You Sleep Better By Changing What You Eat and When You Eat?

The sixth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is food. I will be seeing if the type of food that we eat and the timing of our eating can impact our sleep quality.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult… Read More

The Importance of Winding Down Before Sleep

The fifth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is the importance of giving ourselves time to relax and wind down before sleep.  I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategy to implement, and what previous research says.… Read More

Does Wearing Blue-Light Blocking Glasses Before Bed Improve Sleep?

The fourth variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is blue-light blocking glasses. I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategy to implement, and what previous research says. These three factors will be combined for an overall score and… Read More

Is Watching TV Before Bed Good For Sleep?

The third variable that I will be manipulating across a two week period to examine its impact on sleep is TV – specifically watching it in the last two hours before bedtime. I will discuss what my data shows, how easy or difficult I found this strategy to implement, and what previous research says. These… Read More