Sleep – the bane to those who feel twenty-four hours is not enough time in a day to conquer every destination on our bucket list. We go to bed late and wake up early to make the most of our adventures but rarely feel refreshed. Now is the time to master your body clock, fully recharge and dispose of your dreaded alarm clock - once and for all.
GO OFF THE RADAR
With our phones now becoming an extension of ourselves, we are constantly connected and staring into our screens for hours on end. What you may not know, is these screens emit a blue light, which disrupts our natural sleep cycle and can leads to groggy and irritable mornings. So, before you start binge-watching F.R.I.E.N.D.S (for the hundredth time) try reading a book to inspire your next trip or writing in a journal. This will help relax your mind and get a better night’s sleep.
WAKE UP, GO TO SLEEP. REPEAT.
A consistent night-time routine is also key in getting the most out of your sleep. Going to bed and waking up around the same time everyday helps set your body into a routine; making for better quality sleep.
LET THERE BE LIGHT
Your body has a natural circadian rhythm, which means it knows that it should be awake during the day and asleep at night. Letting natural light in helps your body wake up in the morning, avoiding the mini cardiac arrest that comes with the sound of an alarm.
IN LIEU OF BIRDS CHIRPING
Of course, it takes time to curb bad sleeping habits – in the meantime there are many apps that can assist you in taking on the task of regulating your body clock. One to consider is ‘Sleep Cycle’ – this app allows you to set a time window for when you need to wake up and slowly pulls you out of sleep. Tracking your sleep cycle (and quality) the app signals an alarm to wake you up when your body is ready. This is an invitation to conquer your sleep, to wake up when you want to, where you want to, with whom you want to.