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Getting sufficient high-quality sleep helps prevent cancer and disease, it sharpens your memory/brain function, helps muscles build and recover, and more.
Research suggests the blue rays of LED light from computers and cell phones after sunset suppress melatonin production...tricking your brain into thinking it's still daylight.
- Download the app called f.lux for laptops and tablets, and use the nightshift mode for iPhones, Nightmode app for androids
- Get blue light blocking glasses, AKA orange/amber glasses, or gaming glasses to wear in the evening when watching TV, working on phones or laptops
- Invest in weighted blankets. They've been reported to feel like a big hug, encouraging higher levels of serotonin and endorphins equal less stress, anxiety relief.
- Get yourself some CBD oil. CBD not just makes falling asleep easier, it also influences the sleep cycle, and is often used to treat anxiety.
Also mentioned, alcohol disrupts sleep. Instead of alcohol being your nightcap start drinking chamomile tea every night, it's been shown to be as effective as sleep medication over time.
Surprisingly, many people experience Electro Magnetic Field sensitivity for wireless devices, and EMFs have been linked to constriction of blood flow to major organs, poor digestion and immune systems, increased blood pressure, heart rate and blood sugar, arthritis, anxiety and depression. Try putting your phone on airplane mode. Get a land line phone, they’re cheap, which will be the emergency phone for family and friends to reach you overnight. Do not bring computers in your bedroom, especially while you sleep.
Other apps to download: SleepCycle, SleepyTime and Nightmode