Is There Enough Light in Your Life?

We want it to be pitch black when we need some shut eye, but another big part of feeling energized is making sure you soak up enough light while awake. Lee Walker Helland writes about the significance of light and our Circadian rhythms in an article for Yahoo! News.

Bright, Sunshiny Day

If you do not soak in enough sunlight (or simulated sunlight) during the day, it can throw off your Circadian rhythm, which regulates when your body should sleep. You might end up awake or feeling groggy at the wrong times of day. There are a few things you can do about it. First, either get out in front of the sun when you can, or buy lights that can mimic the 40,000 lux produced by the sun. Heck, just working near a window can improve your sleep by about 46 minutes. Second, stick to a regular sleep schedule, sleeping in no more than an hour on weekends. Third, ditch all your screens and gadgets and sleep in the dark. Energy will be your reward. You can read the original article here:

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