Make these simple changes to your daily routine so you get the shut eye you deserve!
By Toni Gasparis
Are you tired all day but too wound up at night when it’s time to go to bed? Your everyday habits could be the source of your sleep disruptions. Here are some small changes you can start making today to help you get a better night’s sleep tonight.
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Fight the Light at Night
If racing thoughts are keeping you up at night, the last thing you want to do is feed them. You shouldn’t let your busy life creep into your evenings by continuously staring at a screen. Normally, your body’s sleep clock is in sync with melatonin, the hormone that tells your body it’s time to go to bed because it’s dark out. However, when you’re exposed to light at night, you can suppress melatonin which tricks your body into thinking it’s too early for bed. So even though you’re exhausted, your mind isn’t ready turn off!
So if you like to read at night, go old-school, and read a regular book as opposed to an e-reader. And be sure to turn off all electronics at least an hour before bed.