Sleep is your first line of defense for health, wellness, vitality, and energy. During a proper sleep cycle your body cleans up the damage from the day, re-sets your hormones, and restores your muscles and joints to prepare for the next day.
Light exposure and body temperature are two of the most common sleep disruptors. Primarily because the inhibit melatonin production.
Here are 5 tips to keep both in check:
- Finish all meals and drinks for the day a few hours prior to bedtime. With the exception of a few sips of water as needed.
- Set your bedroom temperature between 60 and 68 degrees Fahrenheit, to cool your body and increase melatonin production.
- Dim your lights or use special light adjusting bulbs to prepare your body for rest.
- Light emitted from electronic devices inhibit melatonin production. Stop the use of blue light emitting electronic devices in the bedroom or use blue light blocking glasses.
- Choose high quality cotton or bamboo fiber sheets with thread counts between 180 and 300 for better air circulation. They will also help to keep you cooler.
Get the sleep you need by re-evaluating your bedtime routine. A few simple adjustments may be all it takes.
Article provided courtesy of Chelsea Kmiec, Chief Wellness Officer at Strand Hill |Christie’s International Real Estate. More information on Wellness at Strand Hill can be found here.