Getting into a circadian rhythm sounds like a dance with the sun and the moon that requires years of practice. Don’t worry- it’s not as hard as you think, in fact – all it requires you to do is relax. Here are a few tips to help you get into your best sleep groove.
Sometimes all you need is a bath. Fill up the tub, pour some salts, bubbles and enjoy a 20-30-minute soak. Taking a bath is refreshing, soothing and gives you the alone time you need to achieve that mental balance.
Choose a lightbulb to help set the mood for the evening hours. Typically, when you think of sleeping – darkness comes to mind. Due to technology being so accessible it causes distractions and less time for sleep. Setting the environment to help you achieve relaxation are small changes but have big impacts. Below are a few light bulbs to check out.
- Incandescent bulbs
- Halogen bulbs
- Compact fluorescent bulbs
- Light- Emitting diode Bulbs
- Red Bulbs
Read a Book or a Magazine
Try to stay away from your phone and the TV as they’ll stimulate blue light which can temp you to stay up longer.
Listen to a Bedtime Story
If your mind is still racing, try to listen to an adult bedtime story or relaxing sounds. There are hundreds of free audio stories and sounds online.
Get More Sun!
studies show that if you get daily light exposure it will help you later. Natural Light Exposure helps keep your circadian rhythms healthy and improve your sleep quality.
So the next time you are having trouble falling asleep try one of these five tips. Now go get you ZZZ on!