With Daylight Savings Time ending recently, some of us might be feeling the effects of sleeplessness. Here are some tips and tricks to improve our sleep patterns and wake refreshed and ready for the day!
One option is to get some exercise while the sun rises. The combination of movement and light is a great way to jump-start the day and combat seasonal depression. Conversely, avoiding technological screens at night will keep us on track. A good rule of thumb is to turn off screens thirty minutes before bed and use “night mode” settings. Limiting screen time at night is a great way to train our bodies to align to natural rhythms. The Sleep Foundation has a more in-depth explanation of how screens affect our sleep.
Alcohol, caffeine, and food are also factors, so limiting them helps regulate sleep. A healthy blend of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates can nourish the body and regulate it for sleep. Here’s some more info on food, alcohol, and sleep.
We hope these tips and tricks help you get all the sleep you need and wake up ready to make the best of each day!