The demands of motherhood and business can sometimes take us away from the very thing that we value as a priority: sleep. Here’s a breakdown of our Top Ten Adult Sleep Tips:
Top Ten Adult Sleep Tips
. The type of light given off by computers and cell phones can delay the release of melatonin, the hormone that causes drowsiness. Try establishing some personal boundaries on screen usage, avoiding them at least 30 minutes before bed.
Watch the munchies. If you’re in the habit of eating large meals late in the evening, you may find that you’re not getting the rest that you need. This is because your body is using energy to digest food, instead of resting. Select evening snacks that are easy to digest.
If you are thinking about trying to help improve the quality of your sleep, one of the easiest places to start is by making changes to your bedroom conditions. Make these 3 simple changes to help you sleep better tonight.
Evaluate Lighting Conditions
Artificial and natural light sources can disrupt the normal sleep patterns programmed by our hormones. Even low light levels can pass through closed eyelids into the hypothalamus, the part of the brain that controls sleep. The result is an interruption in your brain’s release of melatonin. By limiting the amount of light we expose ourselves to before bed and in our rooms, we can control the negative effects on our sleep.
Sleep Better Tonight: Determine all sources of artificial light in your bedroom and remove those that are unnecessary, dim those that have the option and/or cover power lights.