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Get Some Shut-Eye, Yo!

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Get Some Shut-Eye, Yo!

 Even this foxy lady collapsed when she heard the Bronies were real. Just imagine how much you could get done if you were one of those kickass yogis who could survive on 3 hours of sleep per night. You could write a whole damn magnum opus on the post-modernist cultural symbolism contained in Princess Zelda (yes, you know you want to), film a documentary on Bronies (wait, that’s already been done), watch so many episodes of TED-Ed that you’ll be able to debunk the “10 percent of our brain” myth (and understand the science behind it all), or kill that...

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Why Sleep Deprivation Ain’t Phat

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Why Sleep Deprivation Ain’t Phat

Have you noticed that when you’ve had a shit night’s sleep you’re much less prone to follow through with your exercise and eating regime the next day? Not only do you lack mental and physical energy but you crave comfort food like bread and pasta, and sugar…oh, so much sugar. Well, there’s a scientific explanation for why we tend to trade in good-health for carb-wealth when we’re sleep deprived. Studies have shown that chronic sleep deprivation increases levels of appetite and stress hormones in your body, while reducing your ability to metabolize glucose. Being deprived of sleep also sparks: an...

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Sober Up on Sleep, Yo!

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Sober Up on Sleep, Yo!

Dude, when you average 4 hours of sleep a night for only 5 days, you will develop the same level of cognitive impairment as if you had been awake for 24 hours; equivalent to being legally drunk. So you end up doing strange “drunk-sober” shit like walking into the same toilet cubicle as your boss…unintentionally. So what are the best ways for you to: normalise your sleeping patterns; get out of the sleep deficit that you’re rapidly maxing out; and stop doing weird career-limiting and social-life destroying shit. Follow these 9 common-sense tips for improving both the quality and quantity...

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