Peaceful Rest: 5 Effective Ways to Fall and Stay Asleep

Limit screen time before bed

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As someone who has had difficulty falling asleep, I’ve found this to be extremely effective. Research has found a correlation between the blue light that your phone emits and suppressed levels of melatonin, a hormone responsible for your sleep-wake cycle. Dr. Charles Czeisler, from Harvard Medical School says that, “Artificial light exposure between dusk and the time we go to bed suppresses release of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, enhances alertness and shifts circadian rhythms to a later hour – making it more difficult to fall asleep.” Try to put away your electronic devices at least 30 minutes before you go to sleep to rest easily.