If long late nights and early bright mornings are leaving you tired, grumpy, or fatigued, it might be time to switch up your sleep schedule. Your body has a natural, built-in rhythm called a circadian clock that helps you to fall asleep and wake up every day. If you are out of rhythm, it can be difficult to get back into it and regain your natural sleep cycle. Here are some tips to switch up your sleep schedule and get your energy back again.
Stick to the Plan
The biggest way to get your sleep schedule back on track is to stick to a routine every single day. By having a nighttime routine, your body will understand when it’s time to go to bed. By going to bed at the same time every night, even if it is relatively late because you can’t give up your favorite television shows, your body will develop an understanding of when it feels like time to go to bed and wake up.
Keep the Night Dark and the Day Light
Aside from establishing your own personal sleep schedule, you should factor in nature’s sleep schedule. At night you should turn off electronics that emit blue light or use new special night modes to remove the blue light from their emissions. Blue light tells your brain that it should be alert and awake, so removing it from your surroundings before bedtime is crucial to establishing a proper sleep schedule.
Just like your body wants to see darkness during the night, it wants to see light during the day! Sunlight signals to your body that it should be awake, whether it is streaming in through a skylight or penetrating your curtains. When you wake up in the morning, turn on your lights (if sunlight doesn’t do the trick) to help greet the day and naturally wake your body up.
Don’t Cheat Your Sleep With Naps
If you are a frequent napper, you might think that you get plenty of sleep and have a great sleep schedule. However, many people who have trouble sleeping have short naps during the day that keep enabling the pattern. If you nap frequently or for long periods, your body probably thinks that it is a replacement for sleep. To establish a satisfying sleep schedule, limit naps to 20 minutes long no more than once a day (and a couple times a week, if you can manage it).
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