Most people at some point have learned about proper sleep hygiene habits.
The problem is often with the follow through.
For example, we have learned that keeping the lights low and turning off all screens 2 hours before bedtime will help our brain start to pump out enough melatonin to make us sleepy. However, even if we know this, many of us still have the lights on and are either on our computer, phone, or TV before going to bed. So if we’re unwilling to break these habits, what is the solution?
--> Blue light blocking glasses worn for the last 2 hours before bedtime.
A recent study (Shechter A. et al., Am J Psychiatry, 2017;96:196-202) found that the use of these types of glasses not only increased sleep quality, but also quality of life as well.
“For sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together” (Thomas Dekker).
The disclaimer is that sleep disruption has a multitude of causes, and this may or may not be one of the reasons for your type of sleep disruption. Please see your ND for your full individualized treatment plan.
#insomnia #sleep #countingsheep #bluelightblockingglasses#tuesdaymorningtidbit