The average person who sleeps 8 hours a day is actually asleep for 2,920 hours in a year (or 121 days). When you add these numbers up, you get an average lifetime of 79 years, which is 230,680 hours or 26 years. For an activity that takes up a grand time of your life, it is important to improve and get the most out of your shuteye. Some of the ways that you can improve your night (or day) experience of sleeping include: dimming the lights, adjusting your body to an appropriate temperature, using a sleep mask (if necessary), reminding yourself to turn off all devices, consuming zero caffeine, and using a weighted blanket or comforter.
These techniques can greatly improve your sleeping experience. (In fact, it will also help you focus on sleeping rather than the other distractions which could keep you awake). These sleeping techniques will in-turn make it easier for you to stay focused and alert throughout the various demands of the day.
After a good night’s sleep, staying focused should be a relatively easy thing to do, right? Sadly, this can not be anymore wrong. Whether it is at school or work, various distractions can take your mind off the tasks you have at hand. No matter the distraction (such as other people talking, walking, etc.), focus music can be the grand solution. Classical or low-intensity instrumental music calms the nerves in the brain while also providing an up-lifting (yet non-intrusive) way to motivate your work ethic. The soothing music also has the benefits of lowering blood pressure and easing pain which may be a barrier to work. From a first-hand experience, I was listening to classical music while typing this very article, and it truly kept me motivated and relaxed.
With demanding jobs and the growing number of distractions by the day, focusing on a task can become a troublesome task in itself. Using the above tips with sleeping and listening to focus music, the rise in productivity with reduced stress will be a welcoming change by transforming your everyday life. No longer will it be a chore to finish that paper or clean your room when you have enough sleep and calming music to assist you.