Stick With Dream Journaling

Stick With Dream Journaling

Part 4 of 7 Once you start keeping a dream journal, you’re not going to have a breakthrough every night for the rest of your life. That’s not a realistic expectation. Neither are you going to have one amusing dream after another, though there’s a certain joy in a dream that amounts to a fun…

Keep Out the Cacophony of Consumer Controversy

Keep Out the Cacophony of Consumer Controversy

It’s common to believe we should support the businesses espousing our values and avoid supporting companies that don’t. They call it “voting with your dollars.” It makes sense on the surface. Sometimes other people see things differently than you do for one reason or another. This is one way of encouraging their enlightenment. If they…

How To Stop Watching Porn At Bedtime

How To Stop Watching Porn At Bedtime

Stuck in a porn-watching cycle? You go to a porn website on your phone or laptop. You watch a few videos. You masturbate. You fall asleep. The next night you do it all over again. Does it seem hard to stop? Some people (usually men) feel like they need to masturbate to fall asleep. It…

What To Do When You’re Too Troubled To Sleep

What To Do When You’re Too Troubled To Sleep

Police officers get to see the worst of humanity. Dealing with violence, crime, neglect, narcissism, anger, and the general underbelly of humanity is their stock-in-trade. This carries over to bedtime. A study from 2011 showed 40 percent of police had at least one sleep disorder. Most commonly, the disorder was physically expressed as sleep apnea.…

Washing and Changing Bedsheets? Flip Your Mattress.

Washing and Changing Bedsheets? Flip Your Mattress.

Here’s a secret to sleeping well, saving money, and avoiding back pain. Do you change your sheets every week or so? That’s easy to remember to do. The sheets start feeling pasty and a little stiff, not soft like when they come out of the dryer. It’s natural to remember to change your sheets. When…

Social Jet Lag: A Real Drag

Social Jet Lag: A Real Drag

Get the jet-lagged, crummy feeling of an intercontinental airplane ride with none of the excitement and none of the bills-suffer from social jet lag! You can go far to the south or north, all the way to a different country, even another continent. Physically, you’ll feel fine. Your physical location won’t disrupt your circadian rhythm.…

Move That Mattress On The Floor Already!

Move That Mattress On The Floor Already!

Admit it. It doesn’t seem right to put the mattress on the floor. First, there comes the problem of moving the cumbersome thing. You might have to ask for some help from someone to manage it. Second, it doesn’t seem right to sleep on the floor. It’s like someone from a strange place would do.…

A Great Bedtime Routine Will Give You Superpowers

A Great Bedtime Routine Will Give You Superpowers

Batman has superpowers. Yes, he does. His power is his mind. Also, he has all of those gadgets on his utility belt. Those gadgets are the equivalent of superpowers. He can also travel around Gotham using cables and ropes. Can you do that? You can’t. Add to that the fact that he’s a billionaire and…

5 Techniques To Use To Stop Thinking About Something

5 Techniques To Use To Stop Thinking About Something

Having the same thoughts repeat in your mind isn’t always useful. If you need to remember to do something, maybe. Do it, whatever it is, and it’s done. Suppose you’re “rehearsing,” sure. That can be good too. It’s intentional. You’re carving neural pathways trying to make your performance smoother and faster. There’s a point, however,…

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