1. Had a terrible sleep? Have someone lie to you
It’s the wake-up mind trick.
A paper published in 2014 in the Journal of Experimental Psychology showed that when students were told they’d had a good night’s sleep, even if they hadn’t, they performed better on tests than those who were advised their slumber was truly subpar.
2. Sleep machines won’t damage your hearing or your baby's
A controversial study from Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children released last year identified white-noise machines as a possible cause for hearing loss in infants.
And while results showed potential for damage, the risk came from using the machine at loud volumes and for longer periods and in closer proximity than recommended.
Nothing dialling down the volume and leaving a wide berth can’t fix.
3. Why any sleep is better than no sleep
While the idea of pulling an all-nighter to ensure you make that 4am flight or ace that early-morning presentation might be tempting, take a nap instead.
A study of plane pilots by NASA reveals that catching any shut-eye at all, even as short as 26 minutes, will boost your cognitive function when you wake.