If work performance is a struggle consider sleep hygiene through establishing nighttime and daytime habits. The body is capable of waking up to 10 minutes prior to the desired morning time without an alarm clock.

Non-REM sleep is a slow-wave type of sleep and REM is characterized by rapid eye movement, dreaming and more body movement. Sleep deprivation causes the brain to activate sleep rebound or pressure responses. Sleep in a quiet environment with dark drapes and at a temperature set at 69 degrees to support the three actionable performance behaviors below.

Intellectual Behavior

Estimating time is a skill that improves as we age but sleep also triggers this skill (Aritake and  Higuchi 2012). Both non-REM and REM sleep supports intellectual performance. In addition to time management it supports short and long term memory.

Physical Behavior

Sufficient REM can nix the need for your alarm clock. Sleep disruption will respond with poor daytime performance (Trinidad and Miguel 2011). Reversely, inadequate daytime physical behaviors will impact as poor sleep hygiene.

Emotional Behavior

REM sleep supports modulating moods. Disruption of REM sleep impacts the ability to control body functions when experiencing stress. Reduced energy from poor sleep reduces the ability to regulate the body through self-control and problem-solving.

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GIG Design | Physical Performance


DESIGN^hear |  The context of our relationship to time offers consideration to interior design for sound sleeping, like a glass wall for sound barrier.


DESIGN^health | Household and self-care product choices to reduce issues from negative, avoidant, aversive, or defensive behaviors from balance or head-to-toe sensitivities.
DESIGN^health | Self-Care and Interdependent tasks are two occupations to consider safe household and self-care product choices that are part of sleep routines.


DESIGN^over-responder | Dwellers with a low threshold to sensory stimulus consider built environments customized to their unique sleep behaviors.
D. Trinidad, G. Miguel, R. Fernando (2011) Functional anatomy of non-REM sleep, Frontiers in Neurology, VOLUME 2,
S. Aritake, S. Higuchi, H. Suzuki, K. Kuriyama, M. Enomoto, T. Soshi, S. Kitamura, A. Hida, K. Mishima (2012) Increased cerebral blood flow in the right frontal lobe area during sleep precedes self-awakening in humans, BMC Neuroscience, Volume 13:153

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