Embrace the nighttime! This means getting better sleep: Did you know about 70 million Americans are starved of sleep, which has been linked to chronic disease, missed work, mental health problems, and a host of other preventable issues? 😮
For millennia humans didn't have artificial light: we rose with the sun and rested when it set. Our circadian rhythms are still connected to the cycles of nature...even if our lives feel very disconnected from those rhythms today.
Here are 3 tips to get a better night's sleep and enhance your overall wellbeing:
🌙 1. No screens 1 hour before bedtime. You can do it! We've all had those nights of binge-watching a series or mindlessly scrolling...and we all know how this disrupts our sleep. Instead of harsh fluorescent or blue lights from your devices, use candles or soft lighting an hour before bed. This will help your brain and body acclimate toward darkness. 💤
🌙 2. Keep it cool. Turn down the temperature: your body needs to drop 1 - 3 degrees to achieve a deep state of rest. 💤
🌙 3. Make your bedroom a Sleep Sanctuary. I know so many people who have TVs in their bedrooms, but the bedroom should be your sanctuary for sleep and sex. This way you won't be as distracted, even subconsciously, and can enjoy those activities even more! So keep your bedroom gadget free.💤
Here's to a good night's sleep!