Day 3 – Artificial lights got you staying up late at night?
Your body is ruled by the sun and moon cycles. When the sun rises and temperature and light increases, it signals the body to release cortisol hormone giving you the energy to get up and get going.
When the sun sets and temperature and light decrease, it signals the body to lower cortisol and release the sleep hormone melatonin to help you wind down and fall asleep.
Before the light bulb, our great-grandparents would get as much as 10 hours of rest during an average weeknight. Today, we’re lucky to get eight hours on the weekend. The amount of actual weeknight sleep time has shrunk to an alarming 6.7 hours on average. We are a nation of the walking tired!
Reduce exposure to artificial light at night to prepare your body for bed:
💡 Limit the number of lights on in the house (energy saving too!)
🎚 Dim the lights in use if you can
🕯 Set the mood by using candles instead
Getting to bed by 10pm can triple the results of your healthy eating, exercise and lifestyle efforts
Join the #10by10sleepchallenge!!!
The goal of the challenge is to be asleep by 10pm ten nights in a row. Sleep is something everyone can do that doesn’t require any special foods, tools or resources, and with most places being shut down for #quarantine and #socialdistancing there’s no excuse to stay up, so why not get to bed early and take this time to boost your health.
Everyone who participates in the challenge will be entered to win an assortment of essential oils to promote rest with some tips as well as a free 30 minute sleep consultation from Leslie at Peace x Piece Wellness Coaching.
Here’s how you can participate to win:
👉 Post proof of being in bed by 10pm each day in your feed or story
(example: screenshot a sleep tracker, clock or selfie with a timestamp)
👉 Tag me in your daily feed or story post
👉 Use the hashtag #10by10sleepchallenge in your post
👉 Optional: Tag friends in your post for extra entry points!
A winner will be selected by Friday, April 10th.
Are you game?
Let me know if you are below 👇 and tag an accountabili-buddy to do the challenge with you!
P.S. Remember to save 📌 this post for future reference to support your health and keep track of your rested level upon waking (scale 1-10) to monitor your progress 😉