Revitalize Your Coding: How A Mattress Topper Can Improve Your Sleep

What do great minds have in common? The ability to think without hindrance. Whether you’re designing new software, sifting through lines and lines of coding, or something basic as adding HTML tags in your e-mail, you’ll want to make sure that your brain is well-lubricated for all the coarse thinking you have ahead of you. Put simply, it all comes down to a good night’s rest.

The U.S. loses over $400 billion a year due to poor work performance and it’s safe to say that some of those billions were meant to go programmers like yourselves. Let’s be honest, computers are the future IF we haven’t already made it there already! Coding languages have become the backbone of both our economy and day-to-day operations. If you are operating on a couple hours of sleep per night, then you’re not fulfilling your potential as a programmer, nor are you benefiting the person(s) or company that you’re coding for.

The most basic rule to remember is this: the less hours in bed equals more errors in red.

If you get your average six hours of sleep a night, you will find that it dramatically improves both your short and long-term memory. It will make remembering all those courses you took, or books you’ve read that much easier while also keeping track of your current work and how to implement more elements in your coding that you thought you’ve forgotten long ago. So, if you’re the type of person to wake up in the middle of the night or have trouble sleeping, chances are that little bits of information are slipping through the cracks without you even knowing!

Computer programming demands high activity from two parts of the brain. The inferior frontal gyrus which controls basic knowledge combined with innovative thinking (understanding languages, attention span, memory utilization) and the parietal lobe (mathematical and analytical skill). Studies have shown that just after a single night of sleep deprivation that both behavioral and cognitive functions were significantly lower than that of a person who has had a full night’s rest of good old fashioned sleep. Which goes to show that when you don’t sleep well, your brain will literally receive signals that ‘do not compute!’

So, how can you achieve optimal coding results? Start with eliminating caffeine and energy drinks, even if they may be helpful during long nights of coding, these stimulants are actually harmful to the brain’s process. If you’re a smoker, make sure to get all your puffs in hours before going to bed. Same thing goes for you greasy food and snack lovers, do it well before you lay down to rest. And most importantly, be comfortable in bed! Fluff your pillow, cover your feet, and eliminate pressure on the body by either buying a new mattress or simply finding ways to make the one you have now less lumpy; a quality mattress topper is the best option.

The best programmers are excellent problem solvers, so if you’re dedicated to the code, you will find a way to feed your brain those well-deserved Z’s at night. With all that being said, here’s one more fun anecdote for you to remember: you don’t want to wake up on the wrong side of the bed, and have white noise in your head. Get some (comfortable and sound!) sleep and get out there and show the world what you’re made of…or rather, the code that you make.

Take a Break from Programming and Try the Hottest New Trend: The Electric Skateboard

Being a computer programmer is not easy, it requires long hours of sitting in front of the computer designing, writing, and testing computer programs. It requires writing a source code in a special programming language that the computer can interpret which is not easy. The brain needs a break from the computer screen and needs to be distracted by a fun activity that will help relieve stress. What better way to relieve stress than to go outside and ride an electric skateboard.

An electric skateboard is a skateboard whose speed you control using a hand-held device or by adjusting your weight by tilting the board side to side. These skateboards vary in prices so you can decide how much you are wanting to splurge on it, they can range anywhere from $140 at Walmart to $1000+ by different companies. One of the hottest electric skateboards on the market is the LOU Board that offers a hidden battery, is water resistant, is super lightweight, has replaceable wheels, is manageable via an app, and is small enough making it portable, even on the plane.

When buying an electric skateboard there are three things to take into consideration and that is range, reliability, and speed. You want to be sure that the skateboard can travel a good distance before the battery needs to be recharged, you need to ensure that the skateboard material is reliable enough that it can withstand your weight and all weather and street conditions, and you want to ensure that it can travel at a decent speed because you do not want the skateboard to go so slow that you are barely moving and you do not want it to go so fast that you can barely keep your balance.

One of the fastest electric skateboards is the Boosted 2nd en Dual+ Electric Skateboard that is made of Bamboo material, uses a Lithium-ion battery that has a one hour charge time, and you can go up to 12 miles at a speed of 35mph, and it can hold a weight of up to 250lbs. Another thing to consider when buying an electric skateboard is the charge time, because many electric skateboards, like the Evolve Skateboards GT Street Electric Longboard Skateboard, Yuneec E-GO2 Electric Longboard Skateboard, Evolve Skateboards Bamboo GTX Electric Longboard Skateboard, MotoTec MT-SKT-1600 Dirt Electric Skateboard, and SKATEBOLT Electric Skateboard have charge times of 2-5 hours, and if that is something you are not interested in then electric skateboards like Boosted 2nd Gen Dual+ Electric Skateboard, Boosted Dual+ 2000W Electric Skateboard, MAXFIND Dual Motor Electric Skateboard Longboard, ACTON BLINK S Powerful Electric Skateboard, ACTON BLINK S2 Electric Skateboard, and Inboard M1 Premium Electric Skateboard have a charge time of 1-1.5 hours.

Buying an electric skateboard is not cheap so you want to be sure that whichever one you choose is something you can see yourself riding every day to give your brain break from computer programming. Each electric skateboard has something different to offer, so you will have to decide what matters most, the range the electric skateboard can travel, the speed at which it can go, the amount of time it takes to charge the battery, or the weight that it can withstand because some electric skateboards have a weight capacity of 130lb only like the ACTON BLINK Lite Electric Skateboard which also does not go faster than 10mph and no further than 5 miles. Take a look at all the electric skateboard options and choose one that will work best for you.