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Three Tips for Improved Sleep | Buddha Pants®
Sleep - the best drug money can’t buy. Worry, stress, and uncertainty all contribute to bad sleep. And bad sleep leads to bad things.

Sleep time is dream time, hitting your brain’s reset button, allowing cellular repair. Cultivating these three simple habits will improve the quality of your sleep, thus enhancing your overall health and well-being.

1-     GET OFF YOUR DEVICES — The importance of this cannot be overstressed. If it is absolutely necessary to look at a screen within an hour of bed-time, use a blue screen blocker or wear blue light filtering lenses. Numerous studies, such as this one led by Harvard Medical School, link the emission of high energy blue (LED) light to decreases in melatonin levels. The hormone, melatonin, regulates the circadian rhythm (our biological clock). Exposure to high energy light before bed affects sleep adversely. 

2-     LIMIT CAFFEINE — Caffeine stays in your blood for 6–8 hours. Drinking coffee after 4 p.m. is a bad idea, especially if you’re sensitive to caffeine or have trouble sleeping.

3-     CONSISTENCY — Train yourself to sleep and wake at consistent times. Your body’s circadian rhythm functions on a set loop, aligning itself with sunrise and sunset. Being consistent with your sleep and waking times is proven to aid long-term sleep quality.
The importance of sleep to physical and emotional health, happiness, and longevity is undeniable. Decisions and choices made when you are tired are often faulty.  Give yourself the best gift you can; the gift of long, blissful, sleep.  
CAUTION — A good night’s sleep can be habit forming.  Consult your dream angels if you notice an overall improvement to your life.