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James Maas

James Maas
Dr James B. Maas, Ph.D. is Weiss Presidential Fellow and Professor of Psychology at Cornell University. He is co-founder and CEO of the consulting firm, Sleep for Success, which designs programs for enhancing sleep quality and daytime performance.

Daytime strategies to help you sleep better

A sound night’s sleep is the culmination of daily decisions

24 surprising sleep myths and facts

By the time you’re done reading this article, you’ll be surprised at the number of misconceptions you held about sleep

The five golden rules of sleep: Ignore them at your own risk

In a culture that devalues sleep, we think we can accomplish more if we sleep less; nothing could be further from the truth

Taking sides in your sleep?

Your sleep posture is as important as sleep itself. Find out how healthy your posture is

Should you nap?

Napping is a quick and easy way to boost your alertness, creativity, and mood

While you were sleeping

Some of us do embarrassing things in our sleep. Here are common sleep-time activities you’d rather not tell others about and what you can do about them

Sleep more, exercise better

Spike your exercise performance by making quality sleep an integral part of your fitness regime

Slumber makes you slimmer

The better you sleep, the easier it will be to lose weight; it’s not the other way around

Don’t be a tired traveller

Sleep cycles often go for a toss when you are on the move

Sleep: the anti-ageing secret

Want vibrant, healthy, younger looking skin? Sleep!


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  • Wear a proper face mask when stepping out
  • Maintain a distance of six feet
  • Wash your hands with soap and water frequently; Use a hand-sanitiser when outdoors

If you have COVID-19 or suspect that you do, but have mild symptoms, including mild fever, tiredness, dry cough or sore throat, you should self-quarantine right away.