Straight and Curly Ep 54: 50 shades of white noise

The things I will do to get my friends to listen to my podcast.

Today’s episode was specially requested by them and pays homage to the fact that I cannot sleep without the noise of a fan whirring in the background. Which means whoever rooms with me when we go away also has to room with my fan. Lucky them!

Speaking of sleep, that’s what Carly and I are really talking about today – our best tips for both getting to sleep in a timely fashion, and staying asleep. Here’s what we cover:

  1. Set up your environment optimally: bedroom should be dark, quiet, cool
  2. Exercise every day
  3. Develop a good pre-sleep routine
  4. Understand how you process caffeine and adjust the timing of your last cup accordingly
  5. White noise generators/fans
  6. Try Sleep With Me app or the nightlife quiz. Even Coffivity might work
  7. Get some blue light glasses
  8. Avoid alcohol wherever possible.
  9. Drop your core temperature
  10. Try a body scan or sleep meditation if you’re overthinking it.

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