15 Tips To Help You Sleep Better, Naturally
5. Let the Sun Shine In
Melatonin is a hormone that regulates sleep cycles and is controlled by light exposure. When you spend a lot of time away from natural light, your melatonin levels won’t fluctuate properly. During the day, make a point to expose yourself to sunlight, especially first thing in the morning. Step outside while you have your coffee or go for an early morning walk. If it’s still dark out when you rise, invest in a light therapy lamp, which simulates the sunrise and helps regulate melatonin. In the afternoon, exercise outdoors or go for a mid-afternoon walk. Let natural light in your office and home by keeping the blinds open.