Healthy Tips for Sleeping Naturally
In our society, we have become accustomed to working long hours and sleeping even shorter ones, which causes stress and unhealthy habits to form.
We live in a stressed-out society, a society that holds profits over well-being. It’s a super-busy, over-caffeinated world, and sleep is pushed to the back burner. The problem is that the repercussions are now showing up around our waistlines, our poor physical health, and even poorer mental health. Inadequate sleep has proven to have severe consequences to your sleep and many Americans are on that track. If you want to get better sleep to avoid serious health consequences, take these health tips for sleeping naturally.
- Stick to a regular schedule. Going to sleep and waking up at the exact same times every day is the best way for your body to get into the naturally occurring circadian rhythm—how your body is able to tell itself when it’s sleep or awake time. And, yes, this unfortunately means getting up at the same time during the weekends! This may sound like the worst thing in the world, but trust us: your body will feel so much better, and as a result, YOU will feel better.
- Natural sunlight. Before the invention of alarm clocks, humans used to use the sun as an indication of when to get up. When your brain perceives sunlight, it releases hormones telling your entire body that it’s time to wake up.
- Leave your phone before you go to bed. Blue light is an indicator telling your brain to release these very hormones we spoke about. So you can see how it would cause problems if you’re trying to go to bed and look at your phone screen at the same time. Not looking at your phone 1 hour before you go to bed, will allow for your brain to catch those Zzzs.