We all know that a good night’s sleep is important to our health as well as our everyday life. Getting enough sleep is vital for your good decision-making around food and for your body to function optimally. However, with the artificial light from screens and lamps in our homes, we tend to confuse our body’s physiological sleep mechanism.
Here are just a few ways to maximize a healthy night of sleep:
- Dim the lights about an hour before bedtime so your body automatically starts preparing for downtime.
- Minimize the use of screens an hour before bed as well. The lights from those screens convey to your body that it’s still “awake” time.
- Wear an eye mask to sleep. You get used to it and it’s a great way to get that darkness when the room is not entirely dark.