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  • Sleep aids to stay rested. (Kinga Cichewicz via Unsplash/) Today’s culture is all about the ‘sleep when you’re dead’ mentality, even if it means sacrificing our wellbeing. Luckily, the tide has shifted back to the need for healthy, quality rest, and has put an emphasis on how important sleep is for functioning productively and creatively. This has created a wealth of gadgets and tech to help us get the sound sleep we deserve. Here are our top picks for sleep aids that we dream of: Sleep like you’re being coddled with a warm hug. (Amazon/) Weighted gravity blankets have proved to be an answer to an insomniac’s prayers by providing the perfect amount of pressure to help anyone fall asleep. Made from high-quality Egyptian cotton, this one also features box stitching to ensure an even weight, and you can choose between 15, 20, and 25 pounds. It’s like sleeping in a hug, without having to deal with a person fidgeting next to you. The best way to improve your sleep habits is to understand them. (Amazon/) The next best thing to having scientists monitor and track your sleep: this one-time installation sleep tracking pad from the French brand Withings. Pair it with your iPhone, Android, or Alexa to learn about your sleep cycles and heart rate throughout the night. It can also detect snoring and any breathing disturbances, which is useful to determine if you have a sleep condition like sleep apnea. You’ll get a daily “sleep score,” which makes trying to improve your sleep with the in-app coach a fun game. A very goofy-looking but effective snoring solution. (Amazon/) If you or your partner is a chronic snorer, then you’re likely familiar with the predicament of sleeping next to an unwitting noise machine at night. This chin strap is...
  • Power on. (Alexander Andrews via Unsplash/) As people who were kids at the time of the Nintendo Entertainment System’s release age up, a new league of gamers emerges, one that—thanks to the recent arrival of offspring—is made up of people unable to devote time to playing except for late in the evening, when the little ones are (hopefully) asleep. But the problem with being a so-called midnight dad is that you just don’t have the time to dedicate to some open-world “experience” or some massive online multi-player slaughterhouse that requires you to coordinate with your buddies at set times for hours on end. You need something to satiate your game lust quickly, in and out. Something you can play at the end of the long day to unwind and work those thumbs out. Here are some fast, easy games that scratch that itch. Make way for the king… (Amazon/) You can’t beat a classic, right? Sure, Pac-Man isn’t exactly Call of Duty, but this iteration of the granddaddy of old school arcade games comes with enough varied gameplay and style (not to mention nostalgia-fueled classics Galaga and Dig Dug) to suck you in for a bit. They’re also not the kind of games you mind pausing or dropping out of midway if you hear wailing through the baby monitor. Bonding time. (Amazon/) A slightly more involved game, for sure, but God of War is structured in a way that it has natural checkpoints and drop-out spots that make it easy to save progress and return without having to worry about losing ground. Despite its great look and advanced feel, it has a more linear story and style of play than some open-world games—plus, the whole thing is about a man raising his son to be strong and capable and is...
  • Whether it was from Instagram ads or friends online, there’s a good chance you’ve heard about weighted blankets in the past few years. They claim to help people relax, relieve stress, and improve overall sleep quality. As an overly stressed, sleep-deprived individual, I was curious if the blankets actually worked. To my surprise, I had some of the best nights of sleep of my life while using them. While results may certainly vary depending on your preferences and physiology, I found choosing the right weight to be the key. I tried multiple options that were too heavy and my stress level actually increased, making me wake up anxious some nights. Here are some great options for people that want to try out some weighted blankets. You’ll want to pick one that is between 6-10 percent of your body weight. 10 minutes mail – Also known by names like : 10minemail, 10minutemail, 10mins email, mail 10 minutes, 10 minute e-mail, 10min mail, 10minute email or 10 minute temporary email. 10 minute email address is a disposable temporary email that self-destructed after a 10 minutes. https://tempemail.co/– is most advanced throwaway email service that helps you avoid spam and stay safe. Try tempemail and you can view content, post comments or download something