From Showers to Sleep: Science Hacks for Your Everyday Life

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From calories to sleep, there always seems to be something we're not doing right. Luckily scientists have looked into this and come up with some helpful advice to keep us happy and healthy.
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nutsource Il y a 7 heures
Me, a spina bifida baby with depression, macular degenertion, dsps, and chronic back pain: (¬_¬`)
Jeanette Cooper
Jeanette Cooper Il y a 4 jours
I have complex PTSD and I have been a gardener for most of my life . When I am taking care of plants I seem to loose time . I tend to think mostly about them so the things that cause me stress are diminished . I know what each plant needs by interacting with it . The results are tangible . I have control over what's happening , they don't judge me and they reward me with beauty and vibrancy . When I am triggered by something , paying attention to my plants definitely helps me get through the tough bits
Jeff Miller
Jeff Miller Il y a 7 jours
Had 90 min in the last 5 days. 3 sleep studies, 10 years, no answers. Please, science, I'd like a job and a life.
Chris Boucher
Chris Boucher Il y a 11 jours
"We are just internet people..." Yeah okay Dr. Hank. I'm gonna keep taking medical advice from you and your fellow "internet people..." as you are my care team whether you want it or not.
Sucral0se Il y a 11 jours
I sleep curled up in fetal position with 5 pillows
C Jennings
C Jennings Il y a 13 jours
Energy frequencies. They are ALIVE. BREATHING PLANTS. Inhaling & exhaling Oxygen !!! Correct?
Kyra Smith
Kyra Smith Il y a 13 jours
What if I have severe depression and I never know how I'll feel when I wake up lol nap or rem sleep lol
Lorisa214 Il y a 16 jours
It’s disappointed we have to refer to pregnant woman and ‘pregnant people’ because 0.1% of the population might find it offensive.
Limbolegs Il y a 18 jours
24:55 that’s a monstera whoever edits the videos
artman2oo3 Il y a 21 jour
I am not a regular napper, in fact most of the time I don’t like wasting time on it, but I have found that a 10 or 15 minute power nap can ZAP a sudden wave of sleepiness. I have severe sleep apnea, but even without using the CPAP machine it can zap that sleepiness. Even if I nap on my stomach.
Rachel Erin
Rachel Erin Il y a 23 jours
I did not expect this supplement segment to be a sequence of things that are useful for the specific sport I do... O_O
Rachel Erin
Rachel Erin Il y a 23 jours
Is Aranda just casually wearing a Twitter t-shirt? That would be very subtle advertising. :P
Kushagra Aswal
Kushagra Aswal Il y a 25 jours
you guys are phonies
E H Il y a 27 jours
I like to steam beets, freeze, and put some cubes in my smoothies to make me run fast
Glitter Bomb
Glitter Bomb Il y a mois
Great presenters!
Janice Brown
Janice Brown Il y a mois
Be in the moment and enjoy a plant🌿😊🌱
Nick Couture
Nick Couture Il y a mois
It takes me most of the time several hours just to fall asleep so any nap 30 mins or less is wasted effort and when I do nap I crash for several hours I have to be exhausted to pass out during the day
Jennifer Searing
Jennifer Searing Il y a mois
Me watching this with heartburn while sleeping on my right side 👁👄👁
bic boi
bic boi Il y a mois
FFS can we stop using the word hack in this way, it's just wrong, hackong implys a breach of security, we already have a words for what's being described in this video, change, modification....You're not hacking your sleep and you're not hacking your grocery shop, just stop.
Samara Peixoto
Samara Peixoto Il y a mois
The last one about the plants are just to show the pinnacle disconnection with our mother nature. Of course we will feel better with even a hint of nature, we're creatures of this Earth. And although we create all this artificial ambients, and most of us have a fear of the wild, we are part of it. And the more we reconnect with nature, and one with another, more we feel true happiness. Look up for Echopsychology!
xavier parker
xavier parker Il y a mois
yo what if its simply because the plants produce oxygen making it more breathable than if you were in a room without?
Purple Fire 28
Purple Fire 28 Il y a mois
From the very limited non-scientific evidence I've seen, melatonin just doesn't work for some people. Or it takes more to affect them than others. So that could explain the differences in studies
Bud Gates
Bud Gates Il y a mois
Hmm nappings a skill? Damn i might actually have mastered a skill for once lol.
Bud Gates
Bud Gates Il y a mois
I always assumed gravity kept the acid away from certain areas so when sleeping on left or right changes where the liquids are settled like away from esophogus or moving the gas around
Zinetha Il y a mois
In Finland the government recommends people take extra vitamin D during the winter. People get most of their vitamin D from sun (technically, a substance that the body turns into vitamin D, but anyway) and during the winter you might not get enough sunlight to fill your vitamin D need. They add vitamin D to milk here, though. Milk has calcium, a substance that's very important to your bones, but the human body cannot absorb it without vitamin D, so that's why it's added in there. Vitamin D is also important to your mood. Not getting enough vitamin D can make you have temporary depression-like symptoms, like constant tiredness, loss of motivation to do stuff, and overall sadness. But remember, that Finland is as up North as Canada, so if you live in the US, you're probably close enough to the equator to get enough vitamin D from the sun all year round.
Arsenik17 Il y a mois
I like how Hank says "plants".
Andro Il y a mois
god DAMN, Michael is cute AF! lol!
Andro Il y a mois
"pregnant people">>bravo, Hank + SciShow for your trans- and nonbinary-inclusive language!!
Les Smithfield
Les Smithfield Il y a mois
Last time I checked the only "People" who can get pregnant are Women.
Julia Cory
Julia Cory Il y a mois
The gardenia plant blooming video was satisfying. Also those flowers smell so pretty ♡
Jacky Ha
Jacky Ha Il y a mois
Ugh, I hate naps
Mike Sacco
Mike Sacco Il y a mois
"I'm not fat I just have a lot of energy reserves"
tate Il y a mois
i would take a bullet for that sleeping rat
UNKNOWN Il y a mois
I want to work on my napping skills. Can I begin right now?
Reed Sutman
Reed Sutman Il y a mois
Activity & nutrition > Diet & exercise Great episode. I just cringe a little every time i hear "diet" because i think that word comes with so many negative connotations. "Exercise" too.
Conlon Il y a mois
I don't use a pillow when I'm on my front. I move around a lot throughout the night, so I'm never in just one position. Recently I've found halfway positions comfortable, using feather pillows for support. By this, I mean half on my front half on my side with a supporting feather pillow in front of me, or half on my side half on my back with the pillow behind me. Nobody talks about these halfway positions, but I really like them.
Pennie Cormier
Pennie Cormier Il y a mois
What if it is not so much the plants, but instead it’s the sunlight plants need that helps people feel better. Hospital rooms and offices with big windows full of natural light plus plants? Any studies on that?
MIcah Thurston
MIcah Thurston Il y a mois
Just to make a hypothesis about the last one. It could be that plants were always a sign of water and/or food sources which would have been a major stressor before agriculture. And it makes sense that the prefrontal cortex would light up more with a live in person plant because there are more complex questions we would ask ourselves subconsciously about it compared to just the picture of one.
ThatTannerGuy Il y a mois
Where my stomach sleepers at!?
Sharon Hauser
Sharon Hauser Il y a mois
When one of my houseplants wilts I feel as if I’m gonnna die!💁🏼‍♀️☘️
Sean Cook
Sean Cook Il y a mois
I only need 1300 calories or so if no activity than normal. 6'3" , 235Lbs, and 49 years old. So great
ME-DIC! Il y a mois
31:17 "So if you could use a little boost, you might want to spruce up your home with a little green." Hell yeah, brother! *_rips the bong_*
K. Taylor
K. Taylor Il y a 2 mois
Well, we EVOLVED with plants! Is it really that surprising that they have an effect on us? That’s part of why doing something outside generally helps one feel better.
james reynoso
james reynoso Il y a 2 mois
Forced 20 min nap 3 times a week wont help anyone u have to give them the leeway to take a nap that is 1 to 3 hours (at their discretion) to get true results.
Pierre LeDouche
Pierre LeDouche Il y a 2 mois
I think you didn't say enough about how hazardous St. John's wort can be. While the effects it can have on neurotransmitters, and upon other medications you might also be taking are definitely a concern, the number one thing to remember about St. John's wort is that it is a phototoxin. Meaning that chemicals in the plant become toxic in the presence of ultraviolet light. Long before it became one of the darlings of the psuedoscientific fraudmeisters in the supplements industry, it was known to farmers as a common weed you need to keep your cows, horses, goats, etc away from. These farmers usually knew when an animal had been browsing on the plant because they develop necrotic, suppurating blisters around the mouth and nose. Which incidentally are the parts of an animal that have no protection from fur or hair. People taking it should severely limit their exposure to direct sunlight. Or instead of ending up with a nice tan you could end up looking like you have uncontrolled leprosy.
Beemer WT
Beemer WT Il y a 2 mois
Yea the heartburn thing is definitely true, at least for me. When I sleep on my right side, I get a lot of acid reflux. When I sleep on my left side, it completely goes away.
Melissa Shipley
Melissa Shipley Il y a 2 mois
I have autism, and boy, if I don't have my daily nap I am SO, SOOOO grumpy later in the day. Though, I am a light sleeper with frequent insomnia, so I probably really need it.
Anthony PC
Anthony PC Il y a 2 mois
I wanna be a pro napper. I think I got a knack for it, just gotta build up a nap skills.
I love America And resent seeing it stolen
13:20 Uhmmm, no. Hank, do you have a beet farm? Getting paid buy Beet Farmers' Coalition? Beet roots are actually _lowest_ on top 10 list! Feb 2012 video about Nitrates Greens are highest 1 450 arugula 2 291 rhubarb (beet juice 279) 3 247 cilantro 4 206 butter leaf lettuce 5 190 spring greens including mescaline 6 182 basil 7 177 beet greens 8 150 oak leaf lettuce 9 120 Swiss chard 10 110 Beet roots are actually lowest on top 10 list! Just 27 for Kale. 2015 info 210 table of plant foods and NO3 Lettuce, spinach, radish, beetroot all have ~2 units/80gm serving, serving= ~3 oz. Goal is 8 servings/day.
Jennifer Brenner
Jennifer Brenner Il y a 2 mois
Curious of why the twitter icon is in his first segment on his shirt, but gone in the next?
Stella SMH
Stella SMH Il y a 2 mois
I like to sleep :D
Catastropheshe Il y a 2 mois
What a weird time we living when pregnant people aren't called women...
Catastropheshe Il y a 2 mois
I've heard PhD MD's talking about only supplement worth taking is vitamin D
Catastropheshe Il y a 2 mois
2:33 omg so cute rat 😍 tiny hands
Emily Emilee
Emily Emilee Il y a mois
Rats are so good. Even when they are being bad, they are still good.
Rostislav Svoboda
Rostislav Svoboda Il y a 2 mois
2:17 latest studies shown, 99.9% people who are pregnant may be with a high degree of accuracy described as "women". Another set of studies shown, 99.8% of all societies started to differ between "men" and "women" early on in their respective histories, roughly 200,000 years ago. The 0.2% of the remaining societies are extinct now, and the carbon dating method shows, that happened some 200,040 years ago.
Siddharth Devaraj
Siddharth Devaraj Il y a 2 mois
Folates, not Folic acids. Fact check.
Carlene Panda
Carlene Panda Il y a 2 mois
I tend to pass out mid day because I'm dehydrated
L G Il y a 2 mois
"plants are inherently interesting" never heard something so true
Rostislav Svoboda
Rostislav Svoboda Il y a 2 mois
Well then you better support them on Patreon.
Luis com s
Luis com s Il y a 2 mois
wtf u don't shower every day fellas?????
Joshua Lee Lagos
Joshua Lee Lagos Il y a 2 mois
24:23 you look fantastic 💪😁
whatbuttondoipush Il y a 2 mois
like hack for sleep: $100 memory foam topper from costco!
craig morris
craig morris Il y a 2 mois
Travis Selassie
Travis Selassie Il y a 2 mois
Something different here .... O your God ... He isn't wearing a leather jacket. 😁💜💜💜
Marc Rover
Marc Rover Il y a 2 mois
As far as sleeping on the left or right-side, and the benefits for each, this is why MOST people who sleep on their side switch repeatedly through-out the night. It is a sub-conscious thing. At least it is for me. I always fall asleep on my RIGHT side, but, I ALWAYS switch to my left at some-point during the night. As far as "supplements," for me, I have DISTINCT things which happen to me if I'm missing a certain vitamin for TOO long. If I go too long without eating vegetables, I'll get semi-tender spots in my mouth. Or, if I go too long without vitamin C, my face gets pale. However, most of the time I have a healthy & balanced diet, and when I'm living this way, my BODY LETS ME KNOW by FEELING GOOD. Chances are, if you have bizarre aches and pains, it can almost CERTAINLY BE SOLVED by ONE of TWO THINGS: Exercise. Eating healthy. (Or both.) Furthermore, I can't even BEGIN TO EXPRESS how important it is for my MIND to exercise. Yes, yes, you'll get buff and look good after enough time, but, more important than that is the MENTAL IMPACT. When my gym closed because of covid, after about 8-10 weeks of not going, I became SEVERELY DEPRESSED. Life seemed long and strenuous, the days felt painful and endless, and I COULDN'T GET OUT OF THE RUT, regardless of what I did. So, I tried buying weights at EVERY SINGLE STORE near me, all sold out. I bought the resistance bands, and to be honest, they helped a LITTLE BIT. My gym opened last month, and I can't even DESCRIBE how much better my mood is, how much BETTER I FEEL, and just HOW MUCH MORE JOYFUL LIFE IS. I, now, firmly believe, that for many people (like myself) finding EXTENDED HAPPINESS is IMPOSSIBLE without the gym.
salman nazeer
salman nazeer Il y a 2 mois
Who else is watching this at 2 AM not getting enough sleep?
Jerry B IV
Jerry B IV Il y a 2 mois
I myself am a Survivor of a Brain tumor & a side effect of my treatment & cure is EXTREME Exhaustion, so I have been napping since I was cured back when I was 17. I AGREE that Not everyone needs one but I Certainly DO & It really helps to re-energize both my body & mind, I also QUIT sleeping on my sides, Now I am sleeping on my back with a pillow that keeps my head slightly elevated. I can say that I MOST DEFINITELY am sleeping better!
Kartavian Macrath
Kartavian Macrath Il y a 2 mois
I have trouble getting to sleep, and when I am asleep I am dead, meaning a train could run right beside my bed and I would not wake up. But I hit times when it is like hitting a wall of exhaustion and it does not matter what time I go to sleep, I will wake between 4 and 6. As in, I go to sleep at 3 pm and wake up at 6 pm but if I go to sleep at 8 pm I will wake up between 4 am and 6 am.
N jamali
N jamali Il y a 2 mois
I sleep upside down on a tree branch ...
SpiralCee Il y a 2 mois
I read a study recently that linked TOO MUCH folic acid supplementation during pregnancy with increased incidence of Autism spectrum disorder. Women are being told to supplement with folic acid but they're overdosing and it's detrimental. Source:
Lainey Bug
Lainey Bug Il y a 2 mois
Sleeping on your left side also takes pressure off your gastric nerve and helps with nausea...
David OMalley
David OMalley Il y a 2 mois
Are you seriously thinking anyone can get good restful sleep during the hellscape that is 2020...haha
cherry321100 Il y a 2 mois
Calories? Not many people need more than 2000 cals/day unless they're an outdoor labiourer. I'm female, I know 1800 is actually still a fattening amount, and as for exercise...
0x0Loveless Il y a 2 mois
People who are pregnant, you mean WOMEN
Shaheen Il y a 2 mois
Daddy Michael looking hot
Sheldon Marquez
Sheldon Marquez Il y a 2 mois
I notice an increase in acne, especially bacne, if I don’t shower daily. Anyone have any recommendations?
Janita van der Kuur
Janita van der Kuur Il y a 2 mois
The colour of the plants could also just be a factor. I like looking at a purple plant more than a bright pink one.
Janita van der Kuur
Janita van der Kuur Il y a 2 mois
I really like decorating with books, would it be equally beneficial if I buy books that have plants/ plant colours on the cover?
Kitewinter Il y a 2 mois
Unless I'm dead on my feet exhausted, I can't fall asleep on my back orz. Ditched my pillow entirely when I switched to sleeping on my belly due to the heat. Re: nap length: ...ok so my sleep attacks are too long usually (30 minutes is the shortest end. Worst one was 3 hours.) (Delayed sleep phase syndrome ho aka natural night owl) (Honestly that's just a societal thing I think. The current society is not kind to us natural night owls, even if we were necessary in ye olden times) also screw st johns worth with a rusty spoon. -hisses-
MrNannynooch Il y a 2 mois
is science now soy boys
diane ridley
diane ridley Il y a 2 mois
Patients undergoing uncomplicated hemorrhoidectomies are sent home the same day. How old is that study?
Ivan Bracic
Ivan Bracic Il y a 2 mois
diane ridley
diane ridley Il y a 2 mois
Kcal= 1,000 cal
Lue Ciefer
Lue Ciefer Il y a 2 mois
10-30 minute naps?!?! is that even a nap?? i've rarely ever been able to fall asleep within 10 minutes my entire life. I take naps maybe once every 1-3 weeks but when i do it's because i'm tired af and if i'm naping i'm sleeping at least 2 hours usually 3. I go to bed like 1-2 hours later and that's it.
Wolfsoro Il y a 2 mois
Did they take into account how long it took them to actually start sleeping? We go through different cycles of sleep for varying lengths of time per person. Perhaps you need a longer nap about 45 minutes or a whole sleep cycle about 90 minutes. In addition your tiredness could be influenced by other habits like caffeine or Chrono type. Lots of sleep stuff out there friends, dream well.
hatthatt Il y a 2 mois
I took St. Johns Wort pills a while ago. I was a little bit confused because my urine turned super yellow till I realised the yellow pills caused this :D It didnt help with my brain, though. My houseplants helped more 😅
Jonathan Kosyjana
Jonathan Kosyjana Il y a 2 mois
Beet juice is literally like NOS for your body
Jeff Hill
Jeff Hill Il y a 2 mois
High fat, low carb, properly sourced meats, and avoid all PUFAs. That alone will provide more benefit than everything mentioned in this video. The title should be: Lifestyle Bandaids.
Michael McCleery
Michael McCleery Il y a 3 mois
I feel like the simple answer to the plant question is that people are social creatures. If you put us in an environment with plants that are cared for, it would make sense that we would feel more relaxed. After all, a decorative plant is a life-form that doesn't offer any benefit beyond its own existence. In fact, it requires a degree of consistent care. If a person will put that care into something like a plant in an office, I would definitely feel like they would be more likely to put that care into their employees. Although I know that isn't always the case haha
Mr. Etiquette Alkhalifah
Unbiased content, thank you internet people 🌸
Stan Lem
Stan Lem Il y a 3 mois
I am from Spain, we are supposed to be really fond of siestas... and I can't nap, I wake up horribly.
tracy mickelson
tracy mickelson Il y a 3 mois
"Pregnant 'people'?" You mean pregnant "women."
Vivian Incanta
Vivian Incanta Il y a mois
silence, terf
Andygaro1 AG1
Andygaro1 AG1 Il y a 3 mois
no no no no no..wait just one second there...go back to 1:50 : "after consuming a high fat meal" ?? How comes all i eat now is Fat and i actually cured my heavy acid flux by cutting off sugar and vegetable oils, especially fried, and all of the alikes? Don't blame the fat alone. if anything, blame it on the carbs mixed with the fat. But fat alone fixes it. It's the elimination of carbs that does the trick. i can testifie 100%
Kynsia Il y a 2 mois
You can testify, but "you" are not the average of multiple people, and that average is far more important for a general audience than your one. You are making the anecdotal fallacy. (For me, cutting out alcohol and coffee was most important to reduce acid reflux. Just... talk to your doctors y'all)
Susan Williams
Susan Williams Il y a 3 mois
Thank you thank you thank you for using the phrases 'pregnant people' and 'parents' instead of 'women' and 'mothers'!!! It is more scientifically accurate acknowledging the scientifically documented existance of trans people and intersex people. It is also more socially accurate, as it can be a massive struggle for trans men and nonbinary people when they are pregnant and society insists on ignoring them, and/or labelling them as 'women' when they aren't. This can of course lead to dysphoria and poor mental health, not to mention the dangers to physical healthcare for parent and baby. If pregnancy products and services exclude trans men and nonbinary people, in marketing and service provision, they are less likely to access those products and services, leading to a worse outcome. It is also dangerous for medical prophessionals to assume all pregnant people are women with an X and a Y chromosome, and a typical display of sex hormones. So thank you sci show, for being both awesome and accurate
Year 2020
Year 2020 Il y a 3 mois
I sleep like the exorcism.
Ryan Harber
Ryan Harber Il y a 3 mois
I sure do love that I found this FRvid channel. It gives you a digital visual of what they are talking about and they also explain it really well in my opinion
Braveheart1191 Il y a 3 mois
I sleep mostly on my left side, then on my right side, an finally on my back, but when sleep on my back I snore
S. Bass
S. Bass Il y a 3 mois
3:00 is just wrong. I've been sleeping on my stomach with my body turned out and face to the side for over 20 years. It has not only helped me get a perfect night's sleep, but my body feels just fine upon waking. I don't use a pillow. Sleeping on my back has created problems, side sleeping makes my arms numb. So, don't just listen to these uninformed people, figure it out on your own. Not every person gets the same sleep regarding position. I've had a lot of car accidents and I can't sleep on my back or side.
Kynsia Il y a 2 mois
You are making the anecdotal fallacy. And for the record they *do* say that you should do what works best for you. If lying on your back works best; lie on your back.
Stephan Cote
Stephan Cote Il y a 3 mois
Any recruit can tell you napping is a skill that can be taught.
whizkid Il y a 3 mois
I love you "internet people "! haha, also fun fact about supplements, I ended up having an overdose of folic acid and it turned out they put it at ridiculous concentrations in just about anything and in every single supplement out there, so it was quite a challange to find any without 2-400% folic acid..
J Attitude
J Attitude Il y a 3 mois
Plants and small sample sizes, test hospitals with plants in the rooms, and test hospitals without plants in the rooms. What do people like more? That makes less stress and makes your immune system work better. Plants make oxygen and see the part of this video about beats-juice.