Hack Sleep: Sleepwell or Sleepless

You might be thinking about there cannot be a thing like Sleep Hack, right? But wouldn't be great if we can control or 'hack' our sleep.
According to scientists, eight hours of sleep is considered as healthy sleep and a human being need at least six hours of sleep. 

Sleep is a naturally recurring state of mind and body, characterized by altered consciousness, relatively inhibited sensory activity, reduced muscle activity and inhibition of nearly all voluntary muscles during rapid eye movement sleep, and reduced interactions with surroundings according to Wikipedia. In short, sleep gives you relaxation. 

But at some point, we had trouble sleeping or do not want to sleep but our body gives up on us. 


  • Power down before going to bed: Dim the light an hour before your sleep time. Reduce the use of smartphones, and television, and keep your room dark. If you are using smartphones, or laptops try to use Blue Light Filter or Night Light Mode ON. 
  • Exercise Regularly: The National Sleep Foundation of America did a survey in 2013. It says, adding a bit of physical exercise to your daily schedule will help you in your rest. Just try not to do exercise close to your bedtime.
  • Avoid heavy meals: Avoid heavy meals when it's late. Our body isn't meant to digest during our sleep. 
  • Make sure your mattress is comfortable.
  • Avoid drinking too many fluids: Drinking less before sleep will save you from midnight trips to pee. But do not dehydrate yourself before sleep.  
  • Less Caffeine: Quit Smoking and/or consumption of coffee/tea at night.


  • Coffee: Caffeine can help you awake but do not drink it if you are feeling sleepy, in that condition, you will sleep faster.
  • Light: Let the light shine on you. Do not have dim lights. 
  • Eat a good breakfast
  • Take a nap during the day.
  • Get some exercise at night, something like walking for 10-15 minutes.

This method might help you or might not. This all is based on surveys and reports. This can vary from person to person.

We hope this helps. If any suggestions or doubts you can add a comment and we will reply as soon as possible.

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