A tool to help you wake up easier

We talk a lot about being productive here in the Ninja Tactics series. How to get more out of life out of each hour, and how you can go from working in your life to becoming the master of your life.

Thinking that you can be more productive through shear effort and willpower is a mistake. That’s why I started this whole series was to share some of my experiences and the tips I’ve learned to help me get the most out of my days.

One trap I fell into back in high school and college, and to be honest still struggle with is the amount of sleep I get. Your body needs sleep. Enough sleep. Roughly 7 to 8 hours is ideal. Yes, you can function on less and actually for short periods of times, I would encourage you to, when you need to put in that extra effort to see something through.

Today, I want to show you a cool app that I can help you monitor your sleep and help make it easier to get up in the morning.

Sleep Cycle

Sleep is an interesting topic. There is a lot of psychological research behind the science of sleep. I won’t go into too much detail here, but here are the basics.

There are five phases of sleep REM, stage 1, stage 2, stage 3, and stage 4. Stages 3 and 4 are the deep stages of sleep. Its during this deep sleep that the body repairs and regenerates tissues, builds bone and muscle, and appears to strengthen the immune system. Deep sleep is also essential for your brain activity and memory.

Waking up from a deep sleep is difficult. It’s the reason the phrase “waking up on the wrong side of the bed” was created. This app helps prevent that and wakes you up in a gentler fashion.

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