Most people are aware of the importance of having a balanced circadian rhythm, yet most of us have ours completely out of whack. And you can see why, considering most of us are very dependant on our electronic devices, we use electricity all the time, we have high levels of stress, watch TV until late at night, etc.
I believe that one of the best things I can do for my health is to reset my circadian rhythm. It is an easy way to balance my hormones, boost my mood, improve my sleep which encourages repairing processes in my body, helps me detoxify the body, clears my skin, the list goes on.
Here are 3 important interventions that I am doing at present:
Wearing orange goggles from 6pm to the time I go to bed
I have talked in the past about the importance of blocking blue light at night. These glasses do exactly that. At 6 o’clock when I’m at home I put on my goggles. I make dinner with them, I look at the computer with them, I have my regular routine except I’m wearing orange goggles. This is the thing that helps me the most to have an amazing night of sleep. At about 8pm I start feeling a lot more relaxed and start getting sleepy. Exposure to blue light delays the production of melatonin and we get blue light from pretty much everything these days. Orange goggles create a very calming effect in my mind, they help me relax. I love them.
Using oil lamps and candles
We get a lot of power cuts in the mountains due to a lot of storms so we keep candles and a couple of oil lamps to use on those nights. Nights without electricity are a lot more relaxing, there is quiet, it’s a bit like camping which is another amazing way to reset the circadian rhythm. Also their light is soft and warm, there is no blue light coming from them to disrupt hormones.
Going to bed earlier
It sounds so simple, but it took me years to actually be happy with going to bed early. Going to bed early is necessary in order to reset the circadian rhythm, it is how our bodies are meant to function!
I feel a lot more energised during the day and I’m sleeping better at night. While it can take a while to get used to these things, I find that they become easier with practice and as I feel better too, I get all the encouragement I need to keep going.
If this sounds like too much for you, I recommend the orange goggles to start with, wearing them will help you unwind and relax, produce melatonin at the right time and eventually will help you get to bed earlier!
Have you experienced the benefit of these interventions?
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