Wellness Wednesday with Coach Audy
This week we focus on SLEEP for our do it or don’t weekly wellness action. As we shift into our summer routines and are experiencing more daylight hours. This week I want you to leave your phone outside of your bedroom when you go to sleep.
I KNOW. I KNOW. It’s your alarm. You have emails you don’t want to miss. Etc. I KNOW. But it’s still a distraction. And before you keep making that list longer with all the reasons why you can’t do it, let’s talk about why it’s important.
Electronics have shown to suppress the production of melatonin, the sleep hormone. The blue light from the Tv’s, laptops, phone screens, and smart watches keep our brain stimulated and we stay alert, telling ourselves we aren’t tired yet. It causes restless sleep, not the deep sleep required for repair and recovery.
PRO TIP. Buy an alarm clock. I use my Alexa device for my alarm. Your phone doesn’t HAVE to be your alarm.
Do it or don’t. But comment below your thoughts and if you’re going to give it a try!
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