Reduce blue light exposure
When we pick up our electronics, the light that we see is known as blue light. Without getting too technical this kind of light produces higher amounts of energy that boost attention and reaction times. While energy boosting is beneficial in the daytime, at night it keeps our brain stimulated making it harder to fall asleep.
To reduce your exposure of blue light we recommend using blue light blocking glasses, placing your devices on night mode, and putting away electronics as early as one hour before turning off the lights to go to sleep.
Get some sunshine
It may seem weird that sunshine would help you sleep better since it’s usually what wakes us up, but studies show that exposure to natural sunlight or bright light during the day helps keep your circadian rhythm – which helps control when the body wakes up and when it goes to sleep – healthy and balanced.
Our two nighttime favorites are our hemp-derived CBD Oil Drops which can be mixed into beverages or taken normally beneath the tongue and our Lavender Essential Oil Duo which can be rubbed on the hands, neck, and temples.
Regularize your sleep schedule
Having a regular sleep schedule is important to keep a healthy circadian rhythm. Going to bed at a certain time each day trains the body to start feeling tired around that time and can help you fall asleep faster. It’s sort of like how when you wake up every day at 8 A.M. for work – you find yourself naturally getting up around that time even on your days off.
There are two ways to go about exercising your way into sleep. You can exercise hard to tire out the body or incorporate relaxing movements and yoga poses that help lower the heart rate and calm the body for rest. Either way, keeping your body active at least 30 minutes a day will help keep you healthy and feel less restless when night falls.