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10 Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Monday, November 6th, 2017

bedroom-organization-feng-shui10 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Whether you have a physically demanding job, lead a hectic lifestyle or spend all day anchored to a chair at an office desk, we all understand the importance of getting a good night’s sleep.

Rest replenishes our minds and our bodies and is necessary for healthy functioning. It helps to regulate our mood, improves our memory and strengthens our learning capabilities.

However, for a lot of us, getting a good night’s sleep is often easier said than done, as our daily lifestyles don’t always allow us the time needed to have an optimal rest. For this reason, we’ve developed a quick and easy guide to help everyone enjoy a more adequate bedtime slumber.

Delving into the science behind sleep reveals that it is largely controlled by biological rhythms, known as circadian rhythms, which play an important role in determining our sleep patterns. These rhythms are in turn governed by our body’s master clock which is responsible for producing melatonin, a hormone that makes us feel drowsy and helps to lower our body temperature.

jogging-at-the-beachUnderstanding the mechanics behind sleep has enabled us to create a list of things we can all do on a daily basis to help encourage a more effective sleep:

Do some exercise at the beginning of your day – this helps to fortify your body’s cortisol rhythm, which is greater during early mornings. Cortisol is an important hormone that activates the body’s anti-stress and anti-inflammatory functions

Expose yourself to some sunlight – our skin contains photoreceptors that help balance the levels of serotonin and melatonin in our bodies

Adjust smartphone brightness levels – engage the night time settings on your smartphone which decrease screen brightness levels at night

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