🔌 Stop paying for phantom power

ALSO: Fight insomnia with glasses

Good morning life hackers,

This is 1000 Life Hacks, the daily newsletter that helps you improve your life each and every day… even if that’s just a little bit. 🥳

Here’s what you’ll learn today:

  • 🔌 Stop paying for phantom power

  • 👓 Fight insomnia with glasses

  • Use music to master time perception

  • 💻 5 Helpful links

  • 🎁 Bonus hack!

Read time: 3 minutes

Did you know if you leave your electrical appliances plugged in, you’re constantly consuming (and paying) for energy?

It’s true. Just think about the amount of time you leave your phone charger plugged in when it’s not being used. Many of us are unknowingly draining our wallets with phantom energy usage.

The solution is simple: unplug! When devices are plugged in, they continue to draw power, contributing to your electricity bill even when you're not actively using them.

So make it a habit to unplug your chargers, coffee makers, and other gadgets when not in use—your wallet and the environment will thank you!


Having trouble sleeping? You can combat insomnia effortlessly by wearing a pair of amber or orange-tinted glasses an hour before bedtime.

Here's the science: these hues filter out blue light, signalling your brain to ramp up melatonin production—the sleep-regulating hormone. Think of it like crafting an artificial sunset for your brain, cueing that sleep is imminent.

This technique mimics strategies for overcoming jet lag and is a game-changer for fixing any erratic sleep patterns.

By embracing this pre-sleep ritual, you're not just donning stylish eyewear—you're inviting a serene transition into slumber, making those restless nights a thing of the past.

Give it a try, and let the amber glow guide you to a peaceful night's sleep.


Listening to music literally changes your brain's perception of time, and reduces the amount of time you think you're waiting.

Picture the familiar scenario of an elevator or a waiting room—what stands out in memory is often a backdrop of slow-tempo tunes.

This is not arbitrary; studies unveil the nuanced impact of a song's tempo on our temporal experience. Slower rhythms act as time-benders, whisking hours away, while brisk beats stretch moments into expansive intervals.

So how can we use this in our daily lives?

When faced with mundane tasks or waiting periods, curate playlists with varying tempos. Opt for lively tunes during workouts to energize and create a sense of time extension.

Conversely, employ slower melodies during relaxation to make moments more fleeting. Harness the power of music in transitions—choose upbeat tracks during morning routines for a dynamic start and calming melodies before bedtime to signal winding down.

By consciously incorporating music into your day, you can sculpt time perception to enhance focus, motivation, and overall well-being.



  1. Adults only zone on airplanes - This airline now has certain sections of the plane where babies are not allowed. (LINK) 

  2. Make money renting out your driveway - People are now renting out their driveways, and making pretty darn good money! (LINK)

  3. A simple routine for oily skin - Fight acne and excess sebum with these specially picked products. (LINK)

  4. How to travel for cheap - A nomad blogger gives 16 ways you can travel the world on a shoestring budget. (LINK)

  5. Block people’s face on your phone - No more unwanted people showing up in your “memories” section. (LINK)

More links tomorrow!


That’s all for today. I hope your day is at least just a little bit better after reading.

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