4 Habits for Healthy Sleep 💤
Updated: Nov 1
We firmly believe that improving your sleep quality is one of the single best things you can do for your health. On top of feeling more alert during the day, sufficient sleep reduces the risk of many chronic health conditions, including diabetes, heart disease and numerous cancers. However, a good night’s rest can often seem elusive. According to a recent study, 80% of adults say they want to improve the quality of their sleep, while only 10% claim they sleep extremely well. Today we will cover some of the scientifically grounded methods to fall asleep faster and improve the quality of your slumber.
1. Minimise Blue Light at Night.
Conventional LED’s and device screens are rich in blue light. When we are exposed to blue light at night, special receptors in our eyes send a signal to the brain that the sun has not set. This means that it will take significantly longer to reach deep sleep following exposure to blue light.
To reduce exposure to blue light at night. OSIN for Home produces are extremely low in blue light, making them the ideal evening light source for healthy sleep. You can reduce the blue light from your devices by enabling a blue light filter in settings.
2. Block out other sources of light from your bedroom.
When it’s time to go to sleep, ensure your bedroom is as dark as possible.
We have evolved to sleep during the darkness of night; however, light pollution from street lights and other artificial light sources can make it difficult to drift off. Close your curtains so that no light creeps its way in.
3. Keep your bedroom cool.
Although light sends the most powerful signal, our body also uses temperature to gauge the time of day. By keeping your bedroom on the colder side, it indicates that the sun has set, resulting in fewer interruptions during the night.
4. Go to bed and wake up at the same time every day.
Dramatically shifting the time you wake up and go to sleep will leave you feeling jet-lagged. That is because sleep is a stage in a larger, biological process. We are all familiar with setting an alarm to wake up, but I suggest setting an alarm reminding you to go to bed at night. Maintaining a regular wake and sleep time will allow your body clock to achieve a natural rhythm.
By implementing these habits into your lifestyle, you will be on track to feeling your best.