Sleep Hygiene

As we continue to build our evening routine, tonight's focus will be to avoid working after dinner and to limit or avoid "screen time" within 2-3 hours of sleep.

Digital screens, along with most artificial lighting, emit blue-spectrum light. Blue light exposure tells our brains that it's daytime, preventing the body's natural production of melatonin, the hormone responsible for balancing cortisol, the stress hormone, and promoting relaxation, sleepiness, and a healthy circadian rhythm.

So instead of zoning out on social media or watching reruns of The Office (guilty), opt for more relaxing activities such as reading, playing cards or connecting with loved ones.