Coronasomnia Keeping You Up? Here’s How to Achieve Deep Sleep

Tips for Getting a Better Night’s Sleep

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  • Get More Exposure to Natural Light: Increasing your time in the sunlight during the day can be very beneficial for regulating your circadian rhythm.
  • Maximize Your Sleep Environment: Making your bedroom a calming, peaceful space that is optimized for sleep.
  • Avoid stimulants: Having a coffee or two in the morning is okay. However, it’s probably a good idea to knock it on its head by the early afternoon.
  • Mind When Your Eat: The volume and timing of food are very important when it comes to sleep. Just as you shouldn’t go to bed full, you also shouldn’t go to bed hungry.
  • Don’t Exercise Right Before Bed: Working out is a great way to wear your body and mind out in a healthy way and helps prime your body for sleep. However, exercising too close to bedtime can leave you feeling overstimulated and hamper your ability to get to sleep.

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  • Technology Use Close to Bed Time: “With more and more people working from home, the line between ‘work’ and ‘home’ has become a lot blurrier. It’s tempting to constantly check that inbox or ‘just respond to one more email’ but doing so can easily amount to an excessive amount of time in front of your phone. In fact, just one hour of screen exposure can delay melatonin release by 3 hours,” Hall says.
  • Room Temperature: A room that is too hot — more than 75.2 degrees Fahrenheit — can cause restlessness and disturb your sleep. While anything too cold — less than around 53.6 degrees Fahrenheit — can make it difficult to get to sleep in the first place and can cause more unpleasant and emotional dreams.

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